Finidi’s Replacement: NFF Commences Interviews of Prospective Coaches for Super Eagles Role, Report

Finidi’s Replacement: NFF Commences Interviews of Prospective Coaches for Super Eagles Role, Report

Ero Samson
updated at July 9, 2024 at 7:41 AM
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  • The Nigeria Football Federation hierarchy are continuing their quest to appoint a new manager for the Super Eagles
  • Several foreign candidates have continued to be linked with the vacant role created by Finidi George’s departure
  • A report detailing that the football federation has commenced screening of its coaching candidates has surfaced

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The search for a new coach for the Super Eagles is in full swing, with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) sparing no effort in finding the ideal candidate.

Several foreign tacticians have expressed interest in the position left vacant by Finidi George’s departure, with some even submitting videos to highlight why they should be considered.

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The Nigeria Football Federation has reportedly commenced screening of candidates for the Super Eagles coaching job. Image: Issouf Sanogo.
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However, as the coaching situation evolves, a recent report has emerged detailing that the NFF hierarchy has begun screening the candidates who have shown interest in the role.

NFF commences screening of next Nigeria coach?

According to a report by media outlet Score Nigeria, top officials of the NFF have begun screening and interviewing several prospective foreign coaches who wish to lead the Super Eagles.

The report notes that the screening process has been conducted both virtually and physically, depending on the preferences of the coaching candidates.

NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau, and Sports Minister, John Enoh, were initially reported to have travelled to London, with the trip focused on the appointment of a new coach for the Super Eagles.

The report concludes that the football federation is not ruling out using the same techniques and methods employed during the appointments of Jose Peseiro and Gernot Rohr, where the NFF president overruled the technical committee to make the final decision.

According to data from FotMob, the Super Eagles are currently at risk of missing out on qualification for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, sitting fifth in their Group C standings.

NFF to welcome Salisu Yusuf's return

Sports Brief in another report stated that the NFF is preparing to welcome Salisu Yusuf to the coaching staff of the Super Eagles.

During the more than five-year tenure of former manager, Rohr, the 62-year-old played a crucial role in the Nigerian team.

The veteran manager was also in charge of Nigeria’s B team in 2018 during the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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