The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Salisu Yusuf as the new Super Eagles Head Coach following Frenchman Paul Le Guen’s rejection of the job.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Technical and Development Committee of the NFF on Mondayrecommended to its executive committee that Le Guen be appointed Super Eagles Technical Adviser.
According to media reports, the Frenchman claimed that he rejected the offer. That happened even before his recommendation to the NFF executive committee.
The NFF, however, in a communiqué after its executive committee meeting on Wednesday, said Yusuf had been appointed following its rejection of the recommendation of its Technical and Development Committee to appoint Le Guen.
Explaining further, it said: “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 to 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”.
The communiqué explained 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.