Following the shocking resignation of Sunday Oliseh as Super Eagles head coach, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick, has stated that Nigeria will never hire an indigenous coach.
Speaking at the 18th Annual Africa Business Conference of the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, the NFF boss said the era of putting local coaches in charge of the senior national team was over.
“After this Sunday Oliseh debacle, we have definitely turned the corner. We are now going to start shopping for a well-grounded and qualified foreign coach to tinker the team. Enough is enough,” Pinnick said at the event.
“What we have learnt is that there is a world of difference between being a good coach and being a good manager.”
The Nigerian football body is now looking overseas to appoint a new coach for the senior national team, while Samson Siasia and Emmanuel Amuneke take charge of the team temporarily.