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NFF undecided over next Eagles coach


/ by Biyi Akangbe

Ahead of the all-important 2018 World Cup qualification campaign, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is still undecided about the right man to lead the Super Eagles.
Vanguard reports that Glass House bigwigs once again failed to reach an agreement on the matter at a meeting in Lagos, with the board torn between Serbian Goran Stephanovic and the heavily-touted Paul Le Guen – a favourite of NFF boss Amaju Pinnick.
As a result of the deadlock, a panel has now been set up to select the best man to prosecute the campaign.
“I have no idea who is on the list. NFF president, vice president and technical committee chairman (Chris Green) will be in the best position to say who becomes the next coach of the Super Eagles,” NFF director of media and communications, Ademola Olajire said.
“Within the week I am sure that an announcement will be made.”
A number of foreign coaches have reportedly applied to take the Nigerian job, with former Kano Pillars boss, Slovenian Ivo von Sajh-Scheich also included.
Meanwhile technical committee member, John Mastoroudes, has called for caution in selecting the right coach for the team.
“The NFF hiring a foreign coach depends on what the blueprint is and what we want to achieve going forward. If you ask me, we have good local coaches in Nigeria and there are equally good foreign coaches in Europe.”
The Super Eagles begin their campaign for a sixth World Cup finals appearance against the Chipolopolo of Zambia on October 3.

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