If the information emerging from the nation’s football house is anything to go by, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF will on Friday announce a new Head Coach for Super Eagles.
NFF General Secretary, Dr Sanusi Mohammed who disclosed this to Nigerian Pilot Sports yesterday assured that plans have been concluded to the protracted controversies surrounding who leads the country’s senior men national team but refused to disclose his name.
Super Eagles have been without a coach since Stephen Keshi, whose contract expired after the 2014 World Cup.
According to him: “By grace of God, between now and Friday you will know who Super Eagles coach is. I promise you by Friday. The issue of who becomes the Coach of Super Eagles will now be over. Because it will be sorted out finally, so by Friday we all know the new coach of Super Eagles.
“I want to use this medium also to call on all aggrieve parties and friends that love football should all come together. Let’s build our football together.”
If Keshi commit himself to the new deal offer him by the NFF, he would effectively be in charge of the team when the 2017 AFCON qualifiers begin in June this year and possibly lead the Eagles to the 2017 Nations Cup in Gabon.
Keshi is returning to the Eagles after a period of uncertainty – and losing out in the race for the job of Ghana, South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Angola and Burkina Faso.
The former Eagles of Mali coach has handled Nigeria since 2011 and won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and led the team into the second round of the World Cup last year in Brazil, but failed to qualify the team to 2015 AFCON.