The executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) headed by its President, Amaju Pinnick unequivocally have this one for their poor handling of the process of hiring a foreign technical adviser for the Super Eagles very recently.
After so much unnecessary rigmaroling and dilly-dallying in the process for hiring a new technical adviser – stuff other countries especially those in the West carry out within a short space of time – the NFF came out to announce Frenchman Paul Le Guen, an experienced tactician, as the man for the job following a shortlist of three candidates out of over 20 which they claimed did apply for the job.
They did this when they had actually not agreed terms with Le Guen only for him to openly reject the country.
How embarrassing!!! Not sure there was even a public apology tendered to that effect.
The NFF claimed that Le Guen did not wish to live in Nigeria due to security concerns and that a target (qualifying for Russia 2018 World Cup) should NOT be set for him as well.
Already, stakeholders have blasted the poor handling of the appointment process and the goof as it concerns Le Guen with most unanimous that the entire NFF board resign after embarrassing the country.
Recall that Pinnick’s NFF have already failed to qualify Nigeria to two straight AFCONS amidst dissatisfaction with the overall performance of the federation since 2014.
Currently, Nigeria is placed at 70 in the monthly FIFA rankings (her worst ever I guess), women football is as good as dead in the country, the Olympic-bound u-23 team has been stranded in Atlanta, USA, turning to ‘beggars’ in the process and a lot more ugly, unfortunate scenarios playing out in the Nigeria football scene.
In other climes, the entire board would have honourably thrown in the towel but, in this continent, they rather sit tight and tighten their grip on the position.
For the records, this is the third time, the NFF is getting this awkward award under this same Pinnick
Shame on u NFF !!! >:-((