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NFF to Appoint Foreign Technical Adviser for Super Eagles



The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced plans to appoint a foreign technical adviser for the Super Eagles in the coming weeks.

This decision was detailed in a communique from the federation’s executive committee hybrid meeting held on Wednesday and released on Thursday. The meeting focused on crucial issues affecting Nigerian football.

Following a recent 2-1 defeat to Benin Republic, the Super Eagles’ performance in the ongoing 2026 World Cup qualifiers has been underwhelming, with previous draws against Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

The NFF apologized to Nigerians for the team’s poor performance and pledged to implement measures to better prepare the squad for future matches. The federation also plans to enhance its technical department by adding more qualified personnel.

The NFF criticized some players for their poor attitude towards national duties and decided to initiate a more extensive scouting program to identify outstanding Nigeria-eligible players worldwide.

The executive committee resolved to hire an expatriate technical adviser for the Super Eagles before the upcoming AFCON qualifiers and the remaining FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. Despite challenges such as a 38-hour nationwide industrial action that affected the team’s preparations, the NFF expressed dissatisfaction with some players’ attitudes and emphasized the need for a robust scouting program to find valuable players.

Austin Eguavoen was the last technical adviser, leading the team to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon before resigning after failing to qualify for the Qatar World Cup. Currently, Finidi George is the head coach, having been appointed in April. However, his role may change with the upcoming appointment of a foreign technical advis

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