There are indications that the Super Eagles would have a new coach soon ahead of the forthcoming qualifiers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The Eagle’s coaching door became vacant again after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) sacked Austin Eguavoen for failing to qualify for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
They missed the ticket to make their seventh world cup appearance after the team was edged in the decisive play-off penultimate Tuesday by Ghana.
It was alleged that the choice of a new coach to lead the Super Eagles was one of the fallouts of the parley between the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare and the embattled NFF President Amaju Pinnick on the way forward after the Qatar 2022 blackout.
A source who pleaded anonymity said, “The meeting between the Honourable Minister and the NFF President is just about finding a way forward for the Super Eagles after the failure to get a ticket to Qatar 2022 World Cup.
“All things being equal, the NFF may appoint a new Super Eagles coach in two weeks.”
In response, Special Assistant (Multimedia) to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Toyin Ibitoye has debunked rumors making rounds that the ministry has shortlisted candidates for the possible appointment of some coaches and backroom staff.
“These reports are false and so far from the truth,” Ibitoye who incidentally was the immediate past former Media officer of the Super Eagles noted. “The minister has not ordered or forced any coach on the NFF.”
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