• Foreign coach: NFF can’t sustain salary payment – Peters

    Foreign coach: NFF can’t sustain salary payment – Peters

    Former Super Eagles Coach, James Peters, has again chided the Nigeria Football Federation’s insistence on hiring a foreign manager for the Super Eagles, expressing doubt over the ability of the NFF to sustain the payment of salary of the would-be coach.

    The NFF had said it could afford as much as $50,000 per month as remuneration for a new manager and reports had also suggested the federation had sealed sponsorship for the project.

    Peters said the federation had penchant for owing salaries […]

  • Super Eagles don’t need a foreign coach – Rafiu Ladipo

    Super Eagles don’t need a foreign coach – Rafiu Ladipo

     

    President-General of the Nigeria football and other sports supporters club, Rafiu Ladipo, has warned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), not to hire a foreign coach.

    The Super Eagles have been without a permanent handler, since Sunday Oliseh resigned in February 2016, with Samson Siasia and Salisu Yusuf given interim roles.

    On July 18, the NFF announced Paul Le Guen as the new technical adviser of the team, but the Frenchman rejected the job and claimed he was never interested.

    The federation has already […]

  • Why foreign coach can’t help Nigeria – Izilein

    Why foreign coach can’t help Nigeria – Izilein

    Former coach of the Super Falcons, Godwin Izilein, has warned against appointing a foreign coach for the Super Eagles.

     

    The former Golden Eaglets manager says Nigeria may not qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia under a foreign coach.

    “This is because the foreign manager will not have quality time to know the players and their mentality,” the former NNB coach was quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria as saying during the week.

    Izilein also said appointing a foreign coach was […]

  • NFF meets in Lagos to decide on foreign coach

    NFF meets in Lagos to decide on foreign coach

    Top Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) chiefs led by president Amaju Pinnick will meet today in Lagos to decide on a foreign coach for the Super Eagles.

    The other top shots for this crucial meeting are NFF vice-presidents, Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko, as well as NFF technical committee chairman Chris Green.

    “They will meet to possibly decide on a short list of coaches who have applied for the vacant Eagles post and also the modalities for their engagement,” a source said.

    Frenchman and […]

  • Our plan to hire a foreign coach for Super Eagles is still on course – NFF

    Our plan to hire a foreign coach for Super Eagles is still on course – NFF

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday said its plan to hire a foreign coach for the Super Eagles is still on course.

    Specifically, the NFF said it would meet with its sponsor next week to know the amount of money already secured and also ‘work out’ modalities for payment of the foreign coach.

    The failure by coach Samson Siasia to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2017 AFCON prompted the NFF to declare its desire for a foreign coach, but the sports […]

  • ​​​I Have Not Endorsed A Foreign Coach For Super Eagles – Sports Minister, Dalung

    ​​​I Have Not Endorsed A Foreign Coach For Super Eagles – Sports Minister, Dalung

    Minister for Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung said on Thursday that he was yet to give his consent for the recruitment of a foreign coach for the Super Eagles.

    Dalung stated this while speaking with newsmen in Lagos.

    The minister, who was speaking against the backdrop of reports that the ministry had endorsed the recruitment of a foreign coach, said the Nigeria Football Federation was yet to convince him to see the need to hire a foreign coach for the team.

    “I have […]

  • Sports Minister Solomon Dalung says no to foreign coach, insists Siasia will continue

    Sports Minister Solomon Dalung says no to foreign coach, insists Siasia will continue

    Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has disagreed with the Nigeria Football Federation’s quest to get a foreign coach for the Super Eagles, after they were eliminated from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

    National Under-23 coach, Samson Siasia took charge of the Super Eagles for the crucial tie against the Pharaohs of Egypt. Though the Eagles had more of the ball possession they failed to score more than one goal in the two legged tie. This prompted the NFF president Amaju Pinnick […]

  • NFF did not inform me of hiring any foreign Coach for Super Eagles – Minister of Sports

    NFF did not inform me of hiring any foreign Coach for Super Eagles – Minister of Sports

    According to reports, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung, yesterday insisted that he has no knowledge of the hiring of any foreign coach for the Super Eagles as claimed by NFF president, Amaju Pinnick.

    He also noted that he is not in the position to decide the fate of Pinnick and his board members, adding that it is left for them to judge their consciences on their performance.

    “Except you people are saying that I should resign, and then […]

  • NFF to hire a foreign coach in two weeks

    NFF to hire a foreign coach in two weeks

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is expected to name a new foreign coach for the Super Eagles within a fortnight.

    This was revealed by NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, who also said the incoming manager’s salaries will be footed by a private company.

    Samson Siasia has been acting as the interim coach of the national team, since Sunday Oliseh resigned in February.
    “We’re going to get a foreign manager for the team,” Pinnick said.

    “And we are going to ensure that Nigeria qualify for the […]