NIGERIA HIRE FOREIGN COACH IN 2 WEEKS – NFF

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Nigeria will name a foreign coach to qualify the country for the 2018 World Cup in a fortnight, according to the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

On Tuesday night, the Super Eagles crashed out of AFCON 2017 under the temporary charge of Samson Siasia and NFF president Amaju Pinnick has now said he has concluded plans to appoint an expatriate, whose salaries will be footed by a private company.

“We’re going to get a foreign manager for the team,” he is quoted by Vanguard newspaper. “And we are going to ensure that Nigeria qualify for the World Cup and do exceedingly well, too.

Already several European coaches including former Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen and Claude Le Roy have been mentioned in connection with the Super Eagles coaching post.

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Abideen Owolabi

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