The NFF Cannot Afford My Important Services – Nsien

Michael Nsien joins Super Eagles coaching race.

The Nigeria Football Federation NFF, seems to have failed in its recent bid of luring American-based coach Michael Nsien to become part of the Super Eagles backroom staff; reports.

The NFF recently announced Finidi George as the new Super Eagles coach snubbing Michael Nsien who was also among the candidates that applied for the vacant coaching job.

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According to a report circulating in Nigeria media space( excluded), Finidi is not interested in having either Emmanuel Amuneke or Daniel Amokachi as his assistants.

And this, as speculated prompted the NFF into looking elsewhere in search of an assistant.  Hence, their approach to Nsien who’s currently the head coach of US U-19 national team.

Unfortunately, the deal didn’t went through as the Nigerian-born American coach claimed that the NFF couldn’t meet his financial demands.

What Nsien said about the NFF

“Yes, they (NFF) approached me. They cannot meet my salary requirements,” Nsien told the PUNCH and was quoted by Naijanews Nigeria.

A source in the NFF also admitted the federation approached Nsien; but talks didn’t go deeper.

Nsien reject NFF offer to become Super Eagles assistant coach.
Michael Nsien

“We didn’t even get that far as per the contract talks. They asked him for an amount per game and he said if it’s not a full contract no need to discuss more, that the NFF has to match or better his current contract with the US team,” the source said.

In another story, Nigerian defender William Troost-Ekong, remains upbeat Finidi George can weather the storms ahead of the Super Eagles.

According to William, George is a legend of the game of football; who’s widely known due to his exploits in Europe.

CAF President Dr Motsepe canvass support for abroad-based players.
William Troost-Ekong celebrate Nigeria’s victory over South Africa.

“George Finidi is a legend. In African football, and Nigerian football, even here in Greece, whenever ex-Nigerian players are mentioned, Finidi’s name always comes up. Especially growing up in Holland, just outside Amsterdam, for someone who played so much for Ajax and achieved so much there, he’s someone I look up to and feel very connected to,” Troost-Ekong was quoted by Soccernet.

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“He is always very humble, too humble for what he has achieved. Everyone recognizes the work he did for Enyimba last year when he won the league. So, for him to now get the chance to be the interim head coach [now the full-time head coach], I am very happy to see that. He’s a great guy.”

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