The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, yesterday denied reports that the federation is scouting for a “heavyweight coach” to help with the Super Eagles attack.
Pinnick insisted that the NFF was ‘100%’ satisfied with the work Sunday Oliseh has done since he took over from Stephen Keshi, adding that the body had absolute faith in the Super Eagles head coach.
Oliseh was hired by the NFF in July 2015 and his attack has been heavily criticised for not scoring goals, most recently, not being able to score against a lowly Swaziland, who are 130th position on the global ranking.
Speaking to Completesportsnigeria.com, the 42-year old said: “So far Oliseh has delivered 100% for us and we are very impressed with him and have had no cause to regret his appointment. I was reading in the media that we were in the market to shop for a “heavyweight” coach; that is completely wrong.
“What I said was if goalscoring was a problem there’s need to manufacture how to score goals. If it means interfacing with some coaches who have that knack for their teams to score goals do that I will sponsor it.
“For instance, in the English Premier League, Manchester City is the highest scoring team in England just like Bayern Munich and Barcelona in Germany and Spain.
“There’s no ill saying Oliseh should interface or do an internship with the coaches of these clubs on how to score goals. That’s the level we the FA are looking at to help him succeed well.”
The NFF boss also spoke on his ambitions for Nigerian football.
“Where we are going to is very ambitious. I want Nigerian clubs to be quoted on the Nigerian stock exchange. I want these clubs to be independent and sustained well on a long term basis,” he added.
“What we need now is the passion to make it work.”