NFF opts for foreign coach as Eagles miss Afcon ticket

NFF President Amaju Pinnick
NFF President Amaju Pinnick

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has resolved to employ a foreign coach following Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

Amaju Pinnick, the federation president disclosed this while speaking with newsmen shortly after the Super Eagles lost 1 – 0 to the Pharaohs of Egypt in a tension-soaked Afcon qualifier played in Alexandria on Tuesday.

The Eagles lost control of the game in the second half and conceded a goal that technically sent them out of contention for the 2017 Afcon ticket.

However, Pinnick commended  Coach Samson Siasia, for putting in his very best since he took over the team in interim capacity.

Siasia, Prompt News Online recalls was appointed an Interim Coach sequel to sudden resignation of erstwhile coach Sunday Oliseh.

Pinnick said it was glaring now that a foreign coach is inevitable to assemble a vibrant team that can qualify Nigeria for the World Cup.

The NFF boss also assured that Siasia would be given necessary support to go for gold at the Rio Olympics games later in the year.

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