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Breaking: Nigeria shortlists Saintfiet, Yusuf, Le Guen for Eagles’ job

Frenchman Paul Le Guen, who once coached Cameroon, former Ethiopian coach Tom Sainfiet and Super Eagles’ caretaker coach, Salisu Yusuf, have been penciled down for…

Frenchman Paul Le Guen, who once coached Cameroon, former Ethiopian coach Tom Sainfiet and Super Eagles’ caretaker coach, Salisu Yusuf, have been penciled down for the position of Super Eagles’ Head Coach.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday said its Technical and Development Committee considered 20 applications before cutting the list to three.

The NFF Spokesman, Ademola Olajire disclosed that among those who showed interest in coaching the three –time African champions are Giovanni Solinas, Saintfiet, Hey Antoine, Mark Wotte, Yusuf, Ernesto Paulo Calvinho, Dorian Marin, Le Guen, Miodrag Jesic, Perry Hansen, Ove Pedersen, Adebayo Lateef Kola, Sylvanus Okpala, Peter Ijeh, Vladimir Petrovic-Pizon, Lodewijk de Kruif, Kenichi Yatsuhashi, Bjorn Frank Peters and Ricki Herbert.

Belgian Saintfiet, 43, coached the National Teams of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Yemen, Malawi and Togo, and also worked with the Qatar U-17 side, Young Africans FC of Tanzania and Free State Stars FC in South Africa.

Yusuf, 54, was capped by Nigeria at U20 level, won FA Cup titles with El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri as a player and coached top clubs Kano Pillars, El-Kanemi Warriors and Enyimba FC.

He assisted Super Eagles’ chiefs Samson Siasia and late Stephen Keshi, and was caretaker coach for two friendlies that the Eagles won against Mali and Luxembourg in Europe at the end of May.

Le Guen, 52, played for Brest, Nantes and Paris Saint Germain and won 17 caps for France, before coaching Rennes, Lyon, PSG (in France) and Glasgow Rangers (in Scotland). He qualified the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals and also coached Oman.

Chairman of the Technical and Development Committee, Chris Green, told thenff.com: “We set a criteria with which we evaluated the nearly two dozen applications and then agreed on the three persons that we shortlisted.

“The Committee will meet on Monday, 18th July 2016 to interview the shortlisted candidates and immediately name the next Super Eagles’ Head Coach.”  

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