Former Super Eagles player Mutiu Adepoju has said he cares more about Nigeria qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and not who emerges as the new coach.
A new coach for the Super Eagles will be announced soon by the Nigeria Football Federation.
The NFF had shortlisted three candidates – former Ethiopian coach Tom Sainfiet, Nigeria caretaker coach Salisu Yusuf and Frenchman Paul Le Guen, who once handed Cameroon, for the job of the Super Eagles.
But Adepoju, who is a former Real Madrid player, says all that matters is picking a ticket to Russia 2018 World Cup after Nigeria missed out on the 2017 AFCON.
“I don’t know about Le Guen that has been touted, all I know is that at this point, the most important thing is to qualify, its not about individual, we just need to support whoever is picked as the coach and support the team to be in Russia.” He told News24.
“I think we have young and good players now, we just need to bring them together and motivate them, and also the players have to put in their best.”
“Though there has been crisis in the administration of the NFF, but without crisis, the players will give their best and qualify Nigeria for the 2018 World Cup.”