Technical Committee Decides On Foreign Manager For Eagles Today

The technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will meet Wednesday in Abuja for it to advance reasons why the country needs a foreign coach for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Solomon Dalung, Sports Minister, has asked the NFF to justify technically why a foreign coach was needed for the Super Eagles after the country failed to qualify for a second straight Africa Cup of Nations.

The deadline for the submission of this report is next week.

The minister has said he would only approve the engagement of a foreign coach should the NFF convince him, but at the same time warned the government will not pay for such a coach.

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The draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers will be staged on June 24 with the series beginning in October.

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Amuneke, Flying Eagles coach, has told Nigerian coaches to start demanding for their due respect by breaking the barriers of stereotypes about their capabilities.

Amuneke, who is one of the participants at the CAF Coaching A license course in Abuja said that the real problem was not the question of ability because Nigeria coaches have mystified that.

He said that the problem was with African coaches being looked down on and snubbed for certain positions in favour of foreign handlers.

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“We shouldn’t allow people create certain belief about black coaches, that we are not good. If I was a white man I would probably be respected for what we have achieved.

“Guardiola (Pep) and Enrinque (Luis) played for Spain and now coach big teams. I remember when Guardiola was lined up for the Barcelona job, there was much protest and Yohan Cruyff; of blessed memory asked them, who was born with experience?”

“So we need Nigerian coaches to believe in themselves and if they don’t get the respect, earn it and that is why courses like this can be helpful.”