NFF Names Yusuf as Le Guen’s Replacement for Eagles’ Job

The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has appointed Salisu Yusuf as the new Super Eagles Head Coach following Frenchman Paul Le Guen’s public rejection of the job.

According to reports, the Technical and Development Committee of the NFF on Monday, July 18, recommended to its executive committee that Le Guen be appointed Super Eagles Technical Adviser.

The Frenchman, who had been announced as the new coach in different Nigerian media channels claimed that he rejected the offer before his recommendation to the NFF executive committee.

The NFF, however, in a communiqué after its executive committee meeting on Wednesday, said that Yusuf had been appointed following its rejection of the recommendation of its Technical and Development Committee to appoint Le Guen.

“The Executive Committee instructed the Technical and Development Sub-Committee to, within the next seven days, recommend a candidate for the post of Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles.

“It noted that the refusal of Le Guen, earlier recommended by the sub-committee o accept to be given targets as well as unwillingness to live in Nigeria made his candidature unacceptable to the board.

“The committee also disapproved of Le Guen’s desire to come to the job with two assistants which will make Nigerian coaches redundant.

“The committee further resolved that any candidate that will be recommended by the Technical and Development Sub-Committee must have accepted to be handed targets and must also be willing to live in Nigeria.

“In addition, such a candidate must agree to undergo other internal evaluation,’’ the communiqué said.

The communiqué said that Yusuf would combine his Super Eagles job with that of the CHAN Eagles, while Imama Amakapabo would serve as Assistant Coach and Alloy Agu as Goalkeepers’ Trainer.


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