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NFF must appoint a coach for S’Eagles now – Okocha

Posted: Apr 14, 2015 at 6:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Augustine Akhilomen  / Correspondent, Lagos


Former Super Eagles captain and Delta State FA chairman, Austine Okocha, has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to employ a new coach for the Super Eagles, if the team must qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Austin Jay Jay Okocha

Austin Jay Jay Okocha

Since Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nation, the team is being managed by stand-in coach, Daniel Amokachi, in the absence of a substantive coach.

Okocha, who won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations and Atlanta Olympics football gold, said that NFF must employ a new coach for the Super Eagles before the commencement of the qualifiers.

“We need to resolve this coaching situation quickly to prevent another troubled qualifying race for the Nations Cup,” Okocha said.

“Nigerians want to hear about the team, the plans ahead and not who should or shouldn’t be in charge of the team.

“Right now our focus should have shifted towards whoever takes charge of the team to enable us correct the ills of our previous qualifying series.

“We cannot afford to miss out on the next tournament, so we need to get the coach in to start work immediately.”