The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has mandated one of the federation’s sub-committees to “within the next five days” recommend a new coaching crew for the Super Eagles.
This mandate is one of the decisions the Committee took at its first formal meeting after Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The meeting, which was held on Tuesday in Abuja, and attended both physically and virtually by fourteen members, asked the Technical and Development Sub-Committee to make the recommendations.
NAN reports that the sub-committee “is responsible for the selection of coaches through its recommendations to the Executive Committee”. Apart from the expected recommendations on the Super Eagles coaching crew, the sub-committee is also to recommend new coaching crews for three other national teams within this same period of five days.
These are the African Nations Championship team (CHAN), also known as the Home-based Super Eagles, the under-17 male team (Golden Eaglets) and the under-20 male team (Flying Eagles). “This is to make sure that preparations for their next qualifying tournaments and championships commence in earnest,” the NFF stated in the communique.
Meanwhile, the Technical and Development Sub-Committee works with the members of the NFF Technical Department. The department is currently headed by the immediate-past Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Augustine Eguavoen, who is the federation’s Technical Director.