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World Exclusive: NFF Considers (Foreign) Technical Adviser For Super Eagles

In the wake of Nigeria's shambolic 2026 world cup qualification campaign, further exacerbated by the embarrassing 2:1 loss to Benin, I can authoritatively report that key decision makers are seeking to demote Head Coach Finidi George. 

It is believed that the NFF and sports ministry will butt heads together to mull over appointing a technical adviser to take over the Super Eagles before commencement of Afcon qualifiers later in the year and next year's rounds of world cup qualifiers. 

A popular tabloid online media platform had initially reported that the NFF will retain embattled Finidi George as head coach.

However, it now seems like the NFF and sports ministry will soon hold an extraordinary meeting on an alternative course of action. 

For me, this makes sense. 

Very many Nigerians requested an indigenous coach - on sentimental grounds - to replace Peseiro who left his post due to rejection of the salary offered to him. Some of us fans did clamour for a foreign coach but it fell on deaf ears due to politics between the NFF and sports ministry. 

It didn't work as Head Coach Finidi could only muster 1 out of 6 points in world cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin, leaving Nigeria tethering on edge of qualification failure. 

The brand of football was acceptable but the outcome, most unacceptable. 

Now it appears that we will see the return of a foreign technical adviser to replace Finidi with former Cameroon coach Antonio Conceicao, who was actually recommended by the NFF to replace Peseiro, highly favoured. 

It is believed that the NFF will now (again) table Conceicao as the way forward for a coach with experience and tactical expertise to rescue the Super Eagles from this degringolade. 

For the second time of asking, I hope the sports ministry accepts NFF's recommendations and pull out all the stops to bring Conceicao on board. 

Watch this space! 

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