The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that it has no plans to contract a foreign technical director for the national teams.
This is coming at the heels of an earlier disclosure by a Board member, Emeka Inyama that “there was no going back on its plan to hire a foreign technical director for the national teams.”
Inyama, who was fielding questions from journalists at a news conference on Thursday, February in Abuja, said that the idea was to have a template for football development in the country.
“There has not been any rebuttal since the general secretary said so. Therefore, we are going ahead with the plan. What we have always said is that there is a need for us to develop a structure and a template for football development in this country.
“That is the beauty of a technical director. He doesn’t coach the teams but he will be able to say this is the mode of scouting, equipment and so on. Every federation in the world has it; even at club level, they do it (employ technical director) and I don’t think there is anything wrong with it,” Inyama said.
But in a swift reaction yesterday, the NFF, through another Board member, Chris Green, denied the reports stating that the federation had no such plans at the moment.
“There is nothing like that. The NFF has no such plans at least not at this moment,” Green told supersport.com, adding thatthe federation was doing all within its power to see that Nigerian football becomes a global brand.
“The federation is concerned with making the Super Eagles and Nigerian football a big brand in world football. We are champions of Africa and we must build on this success. The Super Eagles and Nigerian football will be put on the window as we try to make it a brand,” he said.