The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) remain undecided about appointing a permanent coach for the Super Eagles, according to a report by AfricanFootball.com
The Nigerian national team has been without a permanent coach since the resignation of Sunday Oliseh in February. Samson Siasia took over as interim boss but was later replaced by Salisu Yusuf who oversaw proceedings for the two international friendly wins against Mali and Luxembourg in May.
The NFF had initially announced plans to hire a coach shortly after Oliseh’s resignation but an official has said that no decision has been reached over three months after.
“There’s nothing on ground now regarding that (appointing a coach),” the official informed.
“We have looked at some names, but we’re not close to announcing anyone of them.”
When asked why they’re taking so long in naming Oliseh’s successor, the highly-placed official admitted they’re not in a hurry, added to the fact that they’ve faced ‘several challenges’.
“What’s the rush? We don’t have any meaningful game until October when the World Cup qualifiers start, so we’re not in a hurry.
“There’s been so many challenges ranging from finance and other matters, but we’ll surely have a coach before the World Cup qualifiers start,” he added.