The race for the Super Eagles top job has been narrowed down to 2 after Belgian coach Tom Sainfiet ruled himself out of the running, join...
The race for the Super Eagles top job has been narrowed down to 2 after Belgian coach Tom Sainfiet ruled himself out of the running, joining Bangladesh instead.
It was reported last week that Sainfiet was close to joining the South Asian country and it has now been confirmed.
Sainfiet has been shortlisted along with Paul le Guen and Salisu Yusuf to lead Nigeria for the 2018 World Cup qualifying series with the successful candidate to be announced on Monday.
The Belgian coach, who has worked in South Africa, Tanzania and Ethiopia, has been quoted as saying the Super Eagles job remains his top priority, but media reports from Dhaka said Saintfiet has already started work as Bangladesh coach.
“I saw exactly what you saw,” Saintfiet told the Dhaka Tribune when he was asked about his situation with Nigeria.With Saintfiet out of the way, French coach Paul Le Guen is now the clear favourite to take over the national team.
“As a coach, I was without a job for the last two months. I sent my CV to different federations all over the world and Nigeria were one of them. On Friday, I saw I was in the shortlist but I don’t have proper information about it (regarding interview with NFA).
It is reported that an agreement between the NFF and Le Guen has already been reached.