Giwa insists on Yusuf as Eagles coach

Factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ambassador Chris Giwa insists coach Salisu Yusuf is competent enough to handle the Super Eagles successfully, as the crisis which the appointment of Frenchman, Paul Le Guen  generated ranges on.

The Plateau State-born soccer administrator pointed out that it will amount to a colossal waste should Nigeria begins to pay a foreigner for a job which an indigenous trainer can as well do.

He noted that given the level of exposure and investment in local coaches in recent times, any decision to hire a foreign coach for the Super Eagles is unhelpful moreso given the state of economy of the country.

“I have said it before now that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which I lead does not have the plan to hire any foreign coach to manage the Super Eagles. We said we believe in the ability of our local coaches to handle the Super Eagles if given enough encouragement and support. And in view of that, we have employed Salisu Yusuf as the new Super Eagles coach,” he stated .