Akpo­borie lam­basts NFF over Le Guen ap­point­ment

Daily Trust - - OPINION -

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.

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