BY MONICA IHEAKAM
NIGERIA Football Federation (NFF), has issued a July 6 deadline to candidates interested in applying for the Super Eagles top job.
According to the Technical and Development Committee, the NFF will release names of short listed candidates on Friday July 8, adding that applicants have till WednesdayJuly 6, 2016 to apply.
Chairman of the Committee, Chris Green, disclosed that applications from persons who feel they are qualified to coach the Super Eagles and midwife her successfully to berth in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup must reach the NFF before July 6.
“We encourage applications from all highly –qualified persons, whether they be Nigerians or expatriates. Applications are welcome until Wednesday, and the Technical and Development Committee will meet on Friday to look through all applications and release a short-list,” Green told nff.com.
The Super Eagles are away to Zambia’s Chipolopolo on Matchday 1 (October 3) and will then host the Fennecs of Algeria onNovember 7. They will then host Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions on August 28, 2017 and visit the Lions five days later, before hosting Zambia a month after and then rounding off the series by visiting Algeria on November 7, 2017
Algeria beat Nigeria home and away in the qualifying series for the 1982 World Cup in Spain, but Nigeria returned the compliment in the qualifying series for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Nigeria threw Cameroon out of the race for the 1970 World Cup finals, but then lost to the Lions in the race to the 1990 World Cup finals. Cameroon also beat Nigeria in three Africa Cup of Nations final matches (1984, 1988, 2000), but the Super Eagles eliminated then holders Cameroon in the Cup of Nations quarter finals in 2004, beat the Lions to the LG Cup title and beat the neighbors 3-0 in a friendly in Belgium in October last year.
Source : SunOnline