The Nigeria Football Federation has described as untrue reports in the media that the Federati...
The Nigeria Football Federation has described as untrue reports in the media that the Federation has secured the sum of $1.5 million from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporationas sponsorship for salaries of the incoming Super Eagles’ Head Coach.
In a press statement, Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, said the report was far from being correct.
He 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 Super Eagles’ Head 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.
Chairman of the Technical and Development Committee, Chris Green, told thenff.com: “We set a criteria with which we evaluated the nearly two dozen applications and then agreed on the three persons that we shortlisted.
“The Committee will meet on Monday, 18th July 2016 to interview the shortlisted candidates and immediately name the next Super Eagles’ Head Coach.” he affirmed.