The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has commenced the search for a new coach for the senior men’s national team, Super Eagles, days after coach Augustine Eguavoen was sent packing.
Eguavoen and all the technical members of the team were disengaged last Thursday after failing to lead Nigeria to the 2022 FIFA World Cup taking place in Qatar.
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A communique, released after the meeting of the Executive Committee of the NFF on Tuesday, 5th April 2022 at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to deliberate on important issues in Nigeria football, revealed that the body has resolved to quickly assemble a new technical crew for the Super Eagles.
Other teams to get new handlers are the CHAN team, Flying Eagles and Golden Eaglets.
“The Executive Committee mandated its Technical and Development Sub-Committee to, within the next 5 days, make recommendations to the Executive Committee on coaching crews for the Super Eagles, the CHAN team, the U20 Boys (Flying Eagles) and the U17 Boys (Golden Eaglets) ahead of upcoming assignments.
“This is to ensure preparations for the next qualifying tournaments and championships commence in earnest,” the communique stated in part.”
The Executive Committee urged caution and patience and assured that decisive steps would be taken in the next few days to reposition Nigeria Football in several areas, including the National teams.
Meanwhile, the Executive Committee tendered an apology to the federal government and the people of Nigeria for the inability of the Super Eagles to win a ticket to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
It praised President Muhammadu Buhari, for his personal presence and apologised that the team faltered in the quest for a ticket to Qatar.