NFF taking its time to decide on Super Eagles’ technical crew, says Anyansi
FOUR months after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2015 African Nations Cup, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it needs more time to decide on the next handler of the senior national team. Qualifiers for the 2017 African Nations Cup will begin in June, while that of the 2018 World Cup will kick off in October.
Speaking on the delay in resolving the Super Eagles coach’s issue, NFF Technical Committee Chairman, Felix Anyansi Agwu, told The Guardian yesterday that the committee needed more time to iron out some sundry issues on the hiring of a coach for the Eagles.
Anyansi revealed that the decision on the fate of Coach Stephen Keshi, whose contract with the federation elapsed in July last year, has been left for the technical committee, adding that the process of picking a new coach for the Eagles must follow due process. He said the present NFF board was working hard to champion the growth of football in the country, adding that the delay of appointing a coach for the Eagles was for cogent reasons.
“Getting a new coach for the Super Eagles is a sensitive issue that needs not to be handled with kid gloves,’’ he said.
Keshi’s contract has been a subject of speculation following the team’s inability to qualify for the ongoing 2015 Nations Cup.