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NFF want foreign coach

2014-10-20 12:41
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Cape Town - New Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick says he intends to bring in a foreign coach to take over from the recently removed Stephen Keshi.

The NFF and Keshi parted ways last week following a tumultuous relationship, and the country has since begun the search for a new tactician to lead Super Eagles on the rest of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.

And, while there have been calls for Nigeria to stick with a local coach, Pinnick feels the national team and domestic league will benefit more from the influence of a foreigner.

"We are not going for low quality coach this time around. We are shopping for a sound coach who will present before us a comprehensive programme of how he intends to turn around the Super Eagles as well as the Nigerian league," Pinnick told Vanguard.

"Our choice of a foreign coach would be one who will be ready to look into the league, travel to Warri to watch Warri Wolves, to Lafia to watch Nasarawa United, etc.

"Any experienced foreign coach will certainly value his name more than the money he is to earn. He will invite and pick the best of players and that is what we are going to give Nigerians with the coming of a new foreign coach in our mind."

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