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Super Eagles’ job: ‘NFF instructed to be fair to all candidates’

Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

The Ministry of Youths and Sports Development has instructed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to give all the candidates vying for the position of the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles a level playing ground.

In a report, the Sports Ministry reminded the NFF that the payment of the coach to be contracted for the job will be paid by the ministry.

A source within who corroborated the story according to Adepoju Tobi on his Twitter handle revealed that the Ministry conveyed its message through a letter after the NFF recommended Portuguese Jose Poseiro as the final pick.

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The source said, “In the letter to us (NFF), the Ministry said the Presidency will be involved in paying the wages of the new Technical Adviser and so the NFF should be more thorough and professional with the process and not just settle for anyone without giving all the candidates a level playing field.

“The Ministry wants to be convinced that the Nigeria Football governing body is making the right choice in picking Peseiro ahead of the other coaches who appear to have a better pedigree and track records,” the source added.

The other candidates vying for the job are former Barcelona Head Coach, Ernesto Valverde, former PSV Head Coach, Philip Cocu, and Paris Saint-Germain Manager, Laurent Blanc The Trumpet gathered.

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