NFF gives tech committee 1 week to recommend another Eagles coach

THE executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Wednesday ordered the Barrister Chris Green-led technical and development sub-committee to recommend another candidate for the post of the Super Eagles technical adviser within the next seven days.

The instruction, which was part of the resolutions of the NFF board after its meeting in Abuja, followed rejection of the job by Frenchman Paul Le Guen, who was on Monday recommended by the sub-committee.

Barely 24 hours after his recommendation, Le Guen had rejected the offer, citing ‘contractual disputes’ as the reason for his action.

Tribunesport, however, gathered that the Frenchman cited alleged insecurity in the country as part of reasons he rejected the Eagles job.

“Executive Committee instructed the technical and development sub–committee to, within the next seven days, recommend a candidate for the post of Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.

“It noted that the refusal of Mr Paul Le Guen, earlier recommended by the sub–committee, to accept to be given targets as well as unwillingness to live in Nigeria, made his candidature unacceptable to the Board.

“Committee also disapproved of Mr Le Guen’s desire to come to the job with two assistants, which would make Nigerian coaches redundant.

“The Committee noted that it was the desire to show transparency that made the technical and development sub-committee to make public its recommendation in the first place.

“The Committee further resolved that any candidate that would be so recommended by the Technical and Development Sub –Committee must have accepted to be handed targets and must also be willing to live in Nigeria. In addition, such a candidate must agree to undergo other internal evaluation,” said the statement signed by the chairman, communique drafting committee, Honourable Suleiman Yahaya-Kwade and made available to Tribunesport.