NFF Debunks Speculations It’s Divided Over Choice Of New Super Eagles Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation NFF, denies speculations that it’s Technical Committee in charge of assessing the résumé of candidates interested in Super Eagles job is divided; reports.

The NFF is yet to contract any permanent coach for the Super Eagles following the exit of José Peseiro post 2023 AFCON.

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Sources has it that about 60 candidates expressed interest and applied for the Super Eagles position. But the list we understand has been reduced to the last four which include; Emmanuel Amuneke, Torrent Domenec, Danny Bujis and Antonio Conçeicão.

Speculations in Nigerian media space has it that the Federation’s technical committee is divided over the choice of a new coach.

“I won’t say the NFF is divided over hiring a foreign or local coach for the Super Eagles. The truth is most board members and those in technical committee want another expatriate to take charge of the Super Eagles,” a reliable source told

“We are likely to see another foreigner take over from Jose Peseiro, that I can authoritatively reveal at this moment.”

Meanwhile, Minister for Sports Development Senator John Enoh, assured that there’s nothing like division in the NFF.

Speaking on Channels Televisions Sports on Thursday, Enoh predicted that a new coach will emerge before two weeks.

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“Unfortunately, the senior national team doesn’t have a coach,” he said.

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The first responsibility of getting a coach lies with the NFF. And I have been in touch with the NFF because I think Nigerians didn’t expect that after AFCON and after the contract with coach Peseiro came to an end and wasn’t renewed, that it will take as long and not have a coach yet.

“But NFF is conscious and mindful of our next qualifiers in June; what I can assure is that in the next one or two weeks at the most, that the senior national team will have a new coach.”

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