• Le Guen divides NFF as Pinnick escapes impeachment

    Le Guen divides NFF as Pinnick escapes impeachment

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick narrowly escaped being impeached by his fellow executive committee members in the wake of the scandalous handling of botched appointment of French coach Paul Le Guen.

    Wednesday’s executive committee meeting in Abuja was so stormy that at the height of the disagreement, board members threatened to impeach Pinnick after they demanded to know the full details of the sponsorship deal he secured to cover the contract of a foreign coach.

    An official, who gave […]

  • Le Guen may reconsider Nigeria’s offer – Report

    Le Guen may reconsider Nigeria’s offer – Report

    Although Frenchman Paul Le Guen has rejected the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) initial offer to take charge of the Super Eagles, the former Lyon manager may reconsider the proposal and lead the three-time African champions during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, French media reported on Wednesday.

    French daily L’equipe reported in its online publication that there could still be a window for the sides to renegotiate and perhaps come to an agreeable term on the matter.

    The NFF technical and development committee […]

  • Super Eagles: Le Guen and Salisu Yusuf a ticking time bomb

    Super Eagles: Le Guen and Salisu Yusuf a ticking time bomb

    The Frenchman’s appointment comes as a big relief, but the NFF’s decision to choose his assistant could lead to disaster.

    Welcome, Paul Le Guen . What took you so long?

    The inevitability of his appointment as Super Eagles boss, a secret barely even concealed, was affirmed Monday by the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation. It will be ratified subject to the resolution of personal terms.

    It brings Nigerian football out of the dark, spiraling tunnel into which it has spun, relentlessly […]

  • We never said Le Guen deal was done – NFF supremo

    We never said Le Guen deal was done – NFF supremo

    The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, has claimed that Paul Le Guen was not officially appointed, despite the Frenchman being recommended by the Technical and Development Committee of the NFF for the Super Eagles job on Monday.

    Pinnick, who preferred Le Guen amongst the three shortlisted candidates for the Super Eagles job, insisted that there might still be elements of the NFF’s terms the Frenchman does not agree with.

    “It (Le Guen’s appointment) was not announced as a done deal,” Pinnick […]

  • NFF makes clarification on Super Eagles job

    NFF makes clarification on Super Eagles job

    The country’s football house has denied claims the Frenchman rejected Eagles’ top job, saying his appointment was subject to approval.

    The Nigerian Football Federation has clarified the situation with regards to Paul Le Guen’s appointment as Super Eagles’ coach.

    The NFF had announced the choice of Le Guen to work with Yusuf Salisu, but reports in French newspaper L’Equipe claimed the 54-year-old tactician had rejected the chance to work for Nigeria as terms and conditions were yet to be reached.

    And on Tuesday, […]

  • Paul Le Guen rejects S’Eagles post over contractual terms

    Paul Le Guen rejects S’Eagles post over contractual terms

    Frenchman Paul Le Guen has rejected his appointment as Nigeria coach after he claimed they did not meet his contractual terms, according to media reports from France.

    According to French sports newspaper L’Equipe, Le Guen has rejected the Nigeria post.

    He declined the position after several conditions he tabled were not met, according to the newspaper.

    Earlier today, it was revealed “contractual disputes” between Le Guen and his prospective employers, adding that the former Cameroon and Lyon coach was adamant he will not […]

  • Paul Le Guen named Nigeria technical adviser

    Paul Le Guen named Nigeria technical adviser

    The Frenchman takes over from Sunday Oliseh as Eagles’ handler, and he will be expected to qualify the country for the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia.

    The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the appointment of Paul Le Guen as the new Nigeria Super Eagles coach after he was recommended by the technical committee on Monday evening.

    The 52-year-old succeeds Sunday Oliseh, who left the post after his failed expedition at the 2016 African Nations Championship failing to get past the preliminary round.

    He […]