The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will announce the appointment of a Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles in August.
Chris Green, Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
NAN reports that the NFF Executive Committee had given the committee seven days within which to name a Technical Adviser for the senior national team following the federation’s failure to obtain Frenchman Paul Le Guen’s signature as coach of the team.
“We are working to ensure that we finish with the other incidentals, because as at the last time we didn’t do that.
“We left it for the executive to do, which ordinarily should be their responsibility.
“But when they now asked us to go and do it again, they now told us to complete everything with the incidentals and send recommendations.
“It’s based on that that we are doing this now; we don’t want a situation where somebody will come out again and say this and that.
“As I speak with you, we have made contacts, we have done interviews, we have asked questions and the rest of them – even verifying from every other person.
“We have considered at a lot of people, but we have zeroed in on one person.
“It may not be from the former list; it’s a different exercise entirely, because as I speak to you, even when we have closed entries, some people are still applying,’’ he said.
Green told NAN that though the deadline given to the committee by the NFF Board to name Le Guen’s replacement elapsed on July 27, efforts were on to ensure it does not exceed August.
“We have spread our dragnet by considering the once that applied now and it will be announced to Nigerians by next month; So, I think we are on course,’’ he said.
NFF subsequently named Salisu Yusuf as the new Super Eagles Head Coach.
The NFF Executive Committee had claimed it rejected the recommendation of its technical committee for Le Guen to be appointed the Super Eagles Technical Adviser, hence the appointment of Yusuf.
Coach of Rangers Int’l FC Enugu, Imama Amakapabo, was picked as Yusuf’s Assistant, while Alloy Agu was retained as the team’s Goalkeepers’ Trainer.