The Nigeria Football Federation will today begin the final push in its bid to engage a coach for the Super Eagles. Former coach, Sunday Oliseh, resigned about 18 weeks ago and the federation has since then been foot-dragging over the issue of who steps into the shoes of the former international.
Authoritative sources revealed to our correspondent that officials of the Glass House have resolved to fulfil all the due process that could affect the federations resolve to engage a foreign coach.
Documentation expected to be carried out with various agencies including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior – (Customs and Immigration) amongst others will start today after the list of shortlisted applicants is released by the technical committee.
“There are some proce-dures to be followed to engage a foreign coach. This will be done because that was why the federation was stopped by the ministry sometime last year.
This time all the loose ends are being tied to get it right. “It is also believed that the sports ministry is waiting to explore any area uncovered and now the NFF is trying to fix all to have its way. The body wants a foreign coach and that is what is going to happen ultimately,” our source noted.
The Chairman of the Technical Committee, Chis Green, told our correspondent that all was set for the naming of the three shortlisted candidates. Green said: “We stopped receiving application by 6pm on Wednesday. The process will be very transparent.
A lot of work has been put into this process and I enjoined Nigerians to be just a little bit more patient.
“The NFF board will tell the public about our recommendations and every other thing on the progress we have made on Friday (today). Nigeria is drawn against Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia in the African series of the Russia