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NFF to shop for foreign technical adviser

By Fidelis Ebu, Abuja
Shaibu Amodu, the Super Eagles’ Chief Coach, might have performed his last function with the national team as the Nigeria Football Federation is thinking about hiring a foreign Technical Adviser to pilot the team to next year’s African Cup of Nations as well as the World Cup in South Africa.

Lulu
Lulu

NFF president, Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, has said in a statement in Nairobi , Kenya, after the Eagles had picked the ticket to South Africa 2010 World Cup finals that the federation was prepared with the right vision to place the country’s football on a new pedestal.
“Our vision is to immediately re-position our national teams to satisfy the high expectations of our beloved nation in every outing. We are prepared  to place the country’s football on a new pedestal.

“The challenges ahead are enormous, especially that of participation in the World Cup finals itself. But we are determined to take courageous steps and far reaching decisions that will continue to give our teams good fortune in all tournaments”, Sani Lulu said.

Though he did not elaborate, Lulu emphasised that, “Our journey through this qualification would have been much easier if we got few things right early enough”.

A dependable NFF source said in a chat after the Eagles’ qualification for the South Africa World Cup that there was provision in Amodu’s contract to contract a Technical Adviser for the team.

“Amodu is aware that there was provision in his contract with the NFF that a Technical Adviser would be required for the Eagles. With the way he has been handling the team, we are not confident that he is capable of successfully taking us to the World Cup in South Africa. Even before the World Cup, there is the African Cup of Nations which we are also pondering if he could take the team to Angola ”, the source said.


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