NFF to employ foreign technical adviser for Super Eagles, silent on Finidi’s role

The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has resolved to employ an expatriate Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles in the coming weeks, ahead of the AFCON qualifiers and the remaining FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

The NFF Executive Committee reached this decision at its meeting held on Wednesday, 12th June 2024 in hybrid mode to deliberate on important issues in Nigeria Football following the Super Eagles’ humiliating run in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers where they have picked just three points in four matches and are fifth in a group that has Rwanda,Lesotho,Benin Republic, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The Committee also resolved to beef up the NFF Technical Department with more qualitative hands. Equally, the Technical and Development Sub-Committee will be re-jigged with immediate effect.

Players of the Super Eagles were not spared as the committee expressed displeasure with the poor attitude of some of themv to the National Assignment, and unanimously decided in favour of a more robust scouting programme of outstanding Nigeria-eligible players from across the four corners of the universe, who can add tremendous value to the nation’s flagship team.

The Committee was however silent on the role of the team’s head coach, Finidi George and his assistants but apologized to Nigerians over the team’s abysmal run.

The Executive Committee pledged to work assiduously and put necessary measures in place to ensure a better-prepared squad ahead of the AFCON 2025 qualifiers in September this year and the resumption of the World Cup qualifiers in March 2025.

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