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Namibia coach denies applying for Eagles job

By Ben Efe
Belgian-born Namibia coach, Tom Saintfiet has denied applying to the Nigeria Football Federation to take over Shuaibu Amodu’s job.
The 36-year-old Saintfiet was reported to have sent a padded dossier to the NFF claiming he was the best man for the Eagles job having worked miracle with the Namibian national team.

Amodu

But the former midfielder who turned football manager at the age of 24 said that he never applied nor spoke to any NFF officials about becoming Nigeria coach.

Saintfiet said that he was committed to the Namibia job and even thought he is highly honored to be linked to a high calibre soccer nation like Nigeria, he has no intention to dumped the Namibian.

“At the moment I am the Brave Warriors coach. I am more than 100 per cent committed to the Brave Warriors. I have a contract that I signed and am looking forward to leading Namibia to the Nations Cup in 2012.

“If I am being considered for this position then I am honoured to be mentioned as a candidate. Nigeria is a big football nation. I don’t think they are considering me for the job because I have not made such contact with them. It is not even something I have thought about.
“I have been trying to get in touch with my agent who runs an academy and has many contacts in Nigeria. Maybe he knows something about this but I do not know anything regarding this matter,” added Saintfiet.

According to reports, former Eagles coach Clemnse Westerhof and Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh are rooting for the young Belgian manager to take over the Eagles job.

Oliseh who played along side Saintfiet in the Belgian league was quoted as saying that Saintfiet is capable of turning the Nigeria team around.Saintfiet has a record of four wins, five draws and two losses as the Warriors coach during his two_year stint which ends in 2012.


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