The former senior national team handler has advised the Nigeria Football Federation to appoint an expatriate as replacement for fired Big Boss

Former Nigeria senior national team handler Johannes Bonfrere has made a passionate call to the NFF to appoint a foreign coach as next Super Eagles’ coach.

Stephen Keshi was shown the exit door by the Nigeria Football Federation on Saturday evening for lack of commitment to achieve the federation’s objectives.

According to the Dutchman who led the country’s U23 football team to win the 1996 Olympics football event said only a foreign tactician can help the Super Eagles back to the peak again.

“I think the NFF need to hire a foreign coach to take charge of the Super Eagles,” Bonfrere toldCompletesportsnigeria.com.

“The Super Eagles have failed to make much impact since they won the African Cup of Nations in 2013 and it has to do with the inability of the coaches to take the team to new heights.

“Personally, I don’t think Stephen Keshi have what it takes to take the team beyond where they are now.

“So the decision made by the NFF to sack him was the right one.

“The next task before them now is to carefully look for a capable foreign coach that can help improve the performance of the team.”

Swede’s Lars Lagerbäck who led Nigeria to the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa was the last expatriate to handle the country’s senior national football team.


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