No foreign coach for Super Eagles – NFF
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will not engage the services of a foreign football coach for the nation’s senior male team, Super Eagles ahead of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil, officials have assured.
The Chairman, NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Emeka Inyama gave the assurance while speaking at the Federation’s media briefing in Abuja yesterday.
“I want to use this medium to clarify the issue once and for all, that we do not have plans as a Federation to hire any other coach for the World Cup. We do not have any plans whatsoever to bring any foreign assistant to work with Keshi,” he said.
There have been speculations that the NFF was indeed planning to engage a foreign manager for the Eagles but Inyama maintained that: “We have confidence in Stephen Keshi and we will support him all the way.”
He said the query issued to Keshi was blown out of proportion, insisting that he didn’t see anything wrong with an employer querying an employee.
“The purpose of a query is to clarify issues as the case may be and it is not supposed to be in the public domain. Keshi has since replied the query within the time given to him and the Federation is satisfied with it. That is the end of the matter.”
The NFF Executive Board member acknowledged that there have been very worrying issues between the Federation, the Super Eagles and Stephen Keshi for some time now.
“It seems as if there is war. It seems as if the country is going to break into two. But honestly, I want to assure you today that there is peace. There is no tension.”