We have sponsor to pay Le Guen, others —Pinnick

THE President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick, has disclosed that the NFF has secured a partnership with a company which has agreed to foot the bill of the Super Eagles foreign coach, Paul Le Guen as well as four others to work with him.

“We want to make sure that we pick only the best, the best that could qualify us to the World Cup. The first thing that we did was to make sure that we got a partner that will pay the  entitlements of all the coaches, not just whoever is selected, all the coaches.

“We sent a request for about five coaches and that request was granted, but the company feels very strongly that we should keep everything private. At the appropriate time, the company, through their own medium will come and tell the world what they are doing for Nigerian football.

“Accommodation is part of the request we sent to the sponsor. There are so many things you will see in due course. There are a lot of things; all these are very sensitive issues but we feel they are better kept secret.

“Right from our oustre from the last Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON), we started work. Whatever we are doing now, we are trying to avoid all kinds of mistakes, we have not paid, we’ve paid,” Pinnick said.

Meanwhile, Pinnick informed that NFF was making efforts to settle the outstanding salaries of national team coaches being owed, submitting that as soon as funds were available they would be paid.

“We are also making efforts to pay all the coaches that we are owing. We want to get the funds from our sponsors who have shown signs that they want to meet some of their obligations. Then we will go ahead and pay them and offset some of our debts,” he said.