NFF to hire ‘expatriate’ technical adviser for Super Eagles, apologises to Nigerians

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced plans to bring in an expatriate technical adviser for the Super Eagles following the team’s disappointing performance in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

The decision comes after Nigeria failed to secure a victory in four matches, including a surprising loss to Benin Republic, prompting widespread calls for changes within the coaching setup.

In a statement released Thursday, the NFF expressed regret over the team’s recent results and issued an apology to Nigerian football fans.

According to the federation, the Executive Committee met on Wednesday to address the situation and outline their plans moving forward.

“The Executive Committee wholeheartedly apologized to Nigerians for the dismal output and subsequent very poor returns of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles, in four out of 10 matches in the ongoing qualification series for the 2026 FIFA World Cup finals,” the NFF stated.

The statement continued, “Further to (1) above, the Executive Committee resolved to employ an expatriate Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles in the coming weeks, ahead of the AFCON qualifiers and the remaining FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.”

In response to questions about the future role of current head coach Finidi George, the NFF did not provide clarity, suggesting a potential change in coaching responsibilities.

Additionally, the NFF expressed disappointment with the commitment of some players to national team duties. They pledged to intensify efforts in scouting exceptional Nigeria-eligible players globally to enhance the strength of the national team.

Aside from addressing Super Eagles’ issues, the NFF also assured its support for the Super Falcons in their preparations for the upcoming Olympics in France from July 24th to August 11th.

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