In the absence of a substantive coach for the Eagles ahead of their March 3 game against Paraguay, Nigeria Football Federation Secretary-General, Bolaji Ojo-Oba, said that he would do the team selection for the match.
He said in Abuja that the match against the South Americans in London is a must even as the NFF is yet to engage a coach to lead the team to the World Cup in South Africa. Ojo-Oba said that the NFF will name the new coach on February 28 and he will immediately start a 21-day preparation towards the SA 2010 tournament.
â€œWe will make an announcement by February 28 at the latest. The new coach may just observe the match in London from the stands.â€
â€œWe cannot wait for the new coach because there is no time, so we will call up the players, and the team will resume camp for the game.â€
He refused to say categorically, however, that reassigned coach Shaibu Amodu will not be in charge for the game â€œThere will definitely be somebody in charge for the game, but I cannot say for now whether that person will be Amodu or not.
â€œWe will make a pronouncement on that before the match.â€Amodu and his entire technical crew have been redeployed to coach the local Eagles.