Gambia Coach Tom Saintfiet Declares Interest In The Super Eagles

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Gambia national team head coach Tom Saintfiet has declared interest in becoming next Super Eagles head coach reports.

Tom Saintfiet is the current head coach of the Gambia national team; but he’s interested in taking the Super Eagles job in case Jose Peseiro gets sacked.

Tom Saintfiet says he's interested in Super Eagles job.
Tom Saintfiet

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The Super Eagles under the tutelage of Jose Peseiro has failed to win in any of its two 2026 FIFA world cup qualifier fixtures against Lesotho and Zimbabwe respectively. A form which didn’t go down well with fans of the national team; hence the call for his sack.

Tom Saintfiet declare interest in Super Eagles job

Tom Saintfiet who was formerly appointed as Super Eagles Technical Director in 2012 in a publication by PUNCH said he’s ready for the Super Eagles job.

“In March 2012, Saintfiet was appointed as the technical director of Nigeria by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF),” Wikipedia reported.

“However, the Nigerian ministry of sports hinted three months later that there were many competent Nigerians and preferred a Nigerian instead of a foreign technical director. Therefore, he could not obtain a work visa to enter Nigeria.”

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“To be honest, it was always my dream and it is always my dream to work with the Super Eagles. For me, they are probably the strongest football nation in Africa with so much quality in the local league and in Europe,” Saintfiet was quoted by The PUNCH.

The tactician highlighted Nigeria’s potential, addressing that the country could have achieved greater success, including reaching the semi-finals or more at the World Cup, with the right coaching strategy and tactics.

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“What Morocco did, Nigeria could have done many times, reaching the semi-finals and even more at the World Cup. If they had the right coaching strategy and right tactics, they would have achieved that.”

“It’s always a dream and I’m convinced I’m the coach who can guide Nigeria to that exceptional success both at the AFCON and the World Cup.”

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