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Goofed NFF insists on setting target for Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has insisted that there will be set target for anyone who is handed the job of the Super Eagles coach.

Frenchman Paul Le Guen turned down the NFF offer to coach the Super Eagles, saying the conditions were not right.

While clarifying issues, the Nigeria FA has now insisted that setting a target, which is one of the terms of the contract, is a must for anyone who will accept to coach the team.

“The press statement was clear, to the effect that all appointments made at the Technical and Development Committee meeting were mere recommendations, which had to be deliberated upon and agreed to by the Board. No sub –committee in the NFF, except the judicial bodies, takes decisions. They only make recommendations.” Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande said.

“In truth, the Technical and Development Committee perused the profiles of all the coaches who submitted applications and find Mr. Paul Le Guen suitable for the post. But during final negotiations, he objected to being given a target and also did not wish to live in Nigeria, which was a sore point with the Board.”

Yahaya-Kwande added: “The job of Head Coach of Nigeria is a very big one and there is no way anyone will get such a job without being handed a target. There is absolutely no issue with Le Guen saying he is not coming; several highly –qualified persons would be happy to be named Manager of the Senior National Team of Nigeria. We have a plan to take care of that eventuality.”

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