NFF Names New Super Eagles Coach And Technical Crew


The Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has  named Frenchman, Paul Le Guen as the new Super Eagles technical adviser.

The position however, is subject to agreement on personal terms.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, today, a member of the Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Paul Bassey made the announcement.

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He said Le Guen, 52, is to serve as the new head coach of the Senior National Team, Super Eagles. Frenchman Paul Le Guen, will be assisted by Nigerian Salisu Yusuf.

Le Guen And Yusuf To Serve On Eagles Technical Crew

After the meeting at the NFF secretariat, Spokesman of the Committee, Paul Bassey, also mentioned that Rangers of Enugu gaffer, Imama Amapakabo and former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper Alloy Agu, retain their places in the technical crew.

The duo both served as assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer respectively for the games against Mali and Luxembourg in May.

The Committee also recommended to the NFF Board, the appointment of one time Super Eagles’ assistant coach Bitrus Bewarang as the new NFF Technical Director.

Bewarang, who is president of the Nigeria Football Coaches Association, will replace the late Coach Shaibu Amodu.

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In a related development, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has reassured of his desire to see the country qualify for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Speaking to journalists on Monday after a meeting with members of the technical committee of the NFF, Pinnick said the decision to get a quality coach was taken after the failure of the national team to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

He further revealed that the NFF has already secured a partnership that will pay the salaries of five coaches.

A development that he believes promises a brighter future for the national team.