Abuja - The Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria
Football Federation meet in Abuja on Monday to interview three persons shortlisted
for the Super Eagles Head Coach position, and thereafter forward the name of
the successful candidate to the NFF Board.
Nigerian Salisu Yusuf (54), Belgian Tom Saintfiet (43) and
Frenchman Paul Le Guen (52) are the candidates in the running.
On Sunday, Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development
Committee, Chris Green, said: “We have concluded
arrangements for the interview process to take place at the NFF secretariat on
Monday and thereafter, we will forward the name of the successful candidate to
the NFF Board, which will deliberate on it and thereafter make their decision
Green made it clear the committee will only settle for the
candidate they see as most qualified and capable of qualifying the Super Eagles
for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.
Also read: NFF shortlist Saintfiet, Salisu Yusuf, Le Guen for Super Eagles job
Saintfiet coached the National Teams of Namibia, Zimbabwe,
Ethiopia, Yemen, Malawi and Togo, and also worked with the Qatar U-17 side,
Young Africans FC of Tanzania and Free State Stars FC in South Africa.
But according to Sportdaylive report, the Belgian has began work as the head coach of the Bangladesh national team.
Yusuf was capped by Nigeria at U20 level, won FA Cup titles
with El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri as a player and coached top clubs Kano
Pillars, El-Kanemi Warriors and Enyimba FC. He assisted Super Eagles’ head
coaches Samson Siasia and Stephen Keshi (of blessed memory), and was caretaker
coach for two friendlies that the Eagles won against Mali and Luxembourg in
Europe at the end of May.
Le Guen, 52, played for Brest, Nantes and Paris Saint
Germain and won 17 caps for France, before coaching Rennes, Lyon, PSG (in
France) and Glasgow Rangers (in Scotland). He qualified the Indomitable Lions
of Cameroon for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals and also coached Oman.
News24 reported that Le Guen has been deemed the most preferred
and will be handed a two year contract.
For the latest on
national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and
like our Facebook page.
- News24 Nigeria