After a show of shame earlier in the week, the Nigeria Football Federation has now directed its Technical and Development Sub –Committee to, within the next seven (7) days, recommend a candidate for the post of Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.
The directive became imperative following the snub by French Coach Paul Le Guen who was initially named as Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.
The NFF have before now maintained that they would prefer an expatriate in the position and may now be condemned to hire Belgian Tom Saintfeit who is only foreigner left on the final shortlist or start the process all over again.
The NFF during the Executive Committee meeting held at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja on Wednesday, 20th July 2016 to discuss important issues in Nigeria football stated that the refusal of Mr. Paul Le Guen, earlier recommended by the Sub –Committee, to accept to be given targets as well as unwillingness to live in Nigeria, made his candidature unacceptable to the Board.
The Committee also disapproved of Mr. Le Guen’s desire to come to the job with two assistants, which would make Nigerian coaches redundant adding that it was the desire to show transparency that made the Technical and Development Sub –Committee to make public its recommendation in the first place.