The football body has moved to deny claims that an agreement has been reached with corporation to pay salaries of the incoming Super Eagles boss
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has not reached an agreement with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for sponsorship of salaries of the incoming Super Eagles’ head coach, the football governing body said in a statement.
Report has it that the federation secured the sum of $1.5 million from the NNPC to cater for the salaries of the handler to be named next week, a story the NFF has since categorically denied as untrue.
“The story is the figment of the imagination of the writer. Nobody in the NFF or NNPC discussed the matter of salary of Eagles’ Coach and there is no iota of truth in it,” chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande said.
“Of course, we would be happy if the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation can come into Nigeria football, as we are trying to attract more corporate bodies into the Nigeria game. But there has been no discussion between NFF and the NNPC over payment of the new Super Eagles’ Head Coach or technical crew.”
The Super Eagles manager is expected to be announced on Monday after an interview of the three candidates on the shortlist by the NFF Technical and Development Committee and a presentation to the NFF Executive Committee.
The candidates shortlisted for the job are the Nigerian Salisu Yusuf, Belgian Tom Saintfiet and Frenchman Paul Le Guen.