Despite conceding to the request of hiring a foreign coach, Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has given the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) tough conditions for getting a new handler for the national team.
Speaking after the parley with the NFF, Dalung said the NFF need to convince him of the competence of the foreign coach they had in mind as the government was ready to do all it could to avoid a repeat of the Sunday Oliseh experience.
“The issue of a foreign coach was debated extensively, but it was still referred to the technical committee alongside the NFF to show the cost and why the option of a foreign coach is viable.
“And if it is indeed viable where do we get the money to fund it.
“They are expected to present that report to the honourable minister in four weeks.”
Dalung said that the hiring of a coach would be hinged on the report.
He also said it was wrong for people to call for the resignation of the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, because Nigeria would not be participating in the 2017 African Cup of Nation while mandating the leadership of NFF to reorganise its technical committee following the Super Eagles ouster.
Dalung noted that instability in the employment of coaches, internal wrangling, and poor funding were the major reasons the Super Eagles failed to qualify.
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