From ROMANUS UGWU, Abuja
NIGERIA Football Federation (NFF) has pleaded with Nigerians to exercise patience with the federation over the hiring of the head coach for the Super Eagles, stressing that they want to sort out certain things before engaging one.
Fielding questions from journalists in Abuja during the Federations Cup draw on Thursday, First Vice resident of the federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, argued that since there is no serious competition, the board wants to take her time to sort out the coaching problem.
Asked how long Nigerians must wait to get substantive coach for the Super Eagles, he replied: “Nigerians must wait until the time we have a substantive coach and I cannot say when for now.
“Ordinarily, the technical sub-committee should be in the best position to answer the question.
However, we need to understand few things. It is not about getting a coach for the Super Eagles because we can bring in coach from anywhere, but not the one who will become a villain the day he loses or draws one match.
“There is nobody you bring in that you will not have a divide. It is therefore better for us at this stage having learnt from all the experiences we had for the past few years, to get to the root of the problem and take our time to solve the problem.
We are not going to rush it since we don’t have any serious competition.
“We want to use this time to properly look at the best way to correct the wrongs of the past.
We don’t want to rush the hiring of coach again. I think we should exercise patience especially now that we have all the time,” he noted.