While Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualification opponents have settled down to business, the Nigeria Football Federation is still undecided about who to lead the Super Eagles’ campaign.
The federation’s top shots failed to reach an agreement after a meeting on Friday in Lagos. Members seem to be torn between Goran Stephanovic and Paul Le Guen. A panel has now been set up to select the best option for Nigeria.
“I have no idea who is on the list. NFF president, vice president and technical committee chairman will be in the best position to say who becomes the next coach of the Super Eagles.
“Within the week I am sure that an announcement will be made,” said NFF director of media and communications, Ademola Olajire.
It was gathered that several notable foreign coaches have formally applied to take the Nigerian job. One of such include Slovenian Ivo von Sajh-Scheich who handled Kano Pillars to the semi-final of the Caf Champions League in 2009.
Meanwhile technical committee member, John Mastoroudes, urged the NFF to pick the right coach for the Super Eagles.
“The NFF hiring a foreign coach depends on what the blueprint is and what we want to achieve going forward.
“If you ask me, we have good local coaches in Nigeria and there are equally good foreign coaches in Europe.”
The Super Eagles are drawn in group B dubbed ‘The Group of Death’ in the qualifying tournament for the 2018 World Cup along with Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia. Nigeria will play the Chipolopolo of Zambia on October 3.