Eagles Coach: Ministry tasks NFF on Level Playing Field

Eagles Coach: Ministry tasks NFF on Level Playing Field

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has tasked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure that there is a level playing field while selecting the best among the four candidates for the Super Eagles head coach job.

www.aclsports.com on Sunday scooped that the Ministry, headed by Minister of Sports Sunday Dare had written to the Federation to remind them on engendering due process and level playing field while deciding the team’s next head coach (Technical Adviser).

The Ministry’s letter came after it was reported that the NFF Executive Committee had r commended the appointment of Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro for the plum job.

An impeccable source in the Ministry told www.aclsports.com that the Ministry are trying their best in playing the guidance role for the Federation as the appointments will hold the key to the happiness of Nigerians youths.

“The Ministry thought it expedient to remind the NFF to be alive to their responsibility in ensuring that all cards are well played in the course of the appointment.

“They have to give every man in the shortlist an opportunity to try for the job before arriving at the best for the good of the nation,” the source told www.aclsports.com

The source maintained that the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja should still be the home of the Super Eagles when they begin the qualifying series for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. He described as nonsensical, reports claiming the Ministry wanted N53bn for the damage cause at the stadium aftermath of the game against Ghana.

Four expatriates; Ernesto Valverde, Philip Cocu, Laurent Blanc and Jose Peseiro are reported to be on the shortlist for the Super Eagles Technical Adviser role.

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