Akpoborie lambasts NFF over Le Guen appointment
A former Super Eagles striker Jonathan Akpoborie yesterday lambasted the Nigeria Football Federation over their handling of the appointment of Paul Le Guen who is expected to be the next Technical Adviser of the senior national team.
Akpoborie in a series of twitter posts also said the whole issue has brought shame to football administration in Nigeria saying the whole situation would have been handled better.
“The NFF are messing themselves up with this Le Guen matter, what a shame, they (NFF) keep bringing us down every time, I don’t know why.” The former Hansa Rostock goal getter wrote.
Meanwhile, more details are emerging as to why Le Guen turned down the chance to lead Nigeria’s quest for a fifth FIFA World Cup appearance with his desire to work from outside the country due to security concerns topping the list.
The Glass House were expected to have met yesterday to discuss the way forward after the former Cameroun’s manager decision with ex-caretaker manager Salisu Yusuf expected to be given the green light to assume total control over Eagles.
Chairman NFF committee Chris technical Green had earlier disclosed that the executive committee will meet to decide on the next option.
An official statement on Tuesday stated: “We have a plan to take care of that eventuality in case Le Guen fail to agree to our terms.”
The NFF named Le Guen as the country’s coach on Monday only for them to announce on Tuesday that contract negotiations with the former Rangers boss had failed.