NFF Courting Foreign Coaches Due To Technical Deficiencies

THE Nigeria Football Federation seems to have given the go-ahead to get European coaches for the three national sides owing to their unimpressive outings on the international scene
In the wake of the Nigeria U20 and Nigeria Women national teams’ unimpressive outings on the international scene, the Nigeria Football Federation seems to be looking towards the direction of expatriate coaches to handle the sides.
The Flying Eagles crashed out in the second round of the 2015 Fifa U20 World Cup in New Zealand while the Super Falcons were shown the exit door in the group stage of the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada.
The Golden Eaglets on their own part finished fourth at the 2015 African U17 Championship held in Niger Republic.
According to Sportinglife, the NFF has instructed top level football technocrats to shop for three technically competent coaches who would train the Flying Eagles, Super Falcons and the Golden Eaglets.
The three tacticians are expected to come with their backroom staff but they would work with those Nigerians sent to England for courses in the technical study.
The coaches who are expected to commence work in July would be expected to develop templates for the three teams as well as train potential coaches that would handle the teams in future.
It was also reported that the NFF will outsource the payment of the three foreign coaches through Public Private Partnership (PPP) with words rife that the federation chiefs are keeping the names of their partners under wraps until the details are sealed with all those involved.
Earlier, the NFF released a message from 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi stating that it understood the enormous technical deficiencies facing the national teams despites their “potential, youthfulness and ability.”
“We have the players to take us to glorious heights in the game, therefore with a lot more effort in the enhancement of the technical knowledge of our coaches and technical staff, a comprehensive and focused youth football development program, an assiduous look at critical areas of our football, we promise to build virile National Teams and a sustainable football culture that we all would be proud of. We only implore Nigerians to be a little patient and support the Federation,” Akinwunmi said.