The Nigeria Football Federation has refuted a story in some sections of the media that the Federation has secured the sum of $1.5 million from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation as sponsorship for salaries of the incoming Super Eagles Head Coach.
Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, said: “The story is the figment of the imagination of the writers. Nobody in the NFF or NNPC discussed the matter of salary of Eagles Coach and there is no iota of truth in it.
“Of course, we would be happy if the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation can come into Nigeria football, as we are trying to attract more corporate bodies into the Nigeria game. But there has been no discussion between NFF and the NNPC over payment of the new Super Eagles Head Coach or technical crew.”
The process for the appointment of a new coach is on with the NFF Technical and Development Committee having shortlisted Nigerian Salisu Yusuf, Belgian Tom Saintfiet and Frenchman Paul Le Guen for a final interview.
The committee will meet on Monday, 18th July to interview the three persons and announce the successful candidate, after a presentation to the NFF Executive Committee.
We reported that the NFF has settled for Le Guen as the new Super Eagles coach, and he will be unveiled next week in Abuja.