NO SENTIMENTS IN COACHES’ SELECTION FOR NATIONAL TEAMS, SAYS NFF SENIOR VP

BY TAYO OGUNSEYE

First Vice- President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Seyi Akinwunmi has warned intending individuals who are willing to take charge and occupy the various top positions of the national teams that the selection process will be carried out without sentiments. 

Apart from the Super Eagles which has Gernot Rohr as it’s head coach, all other age-grade teams of both male and female; the  U-20 and U-17  including the senior women’s national team, the Super Falcons have all been declared vacant by the federation.

The Lawyer cum football administrator who made this disclosure during an exclusive interview with Sportsville reiterated that sentiments would not be involved in the selection process, which will be handled by a consulting firm.

The lawyer further revealed that all vacant positions in the various national teams would be made public in the coming days.

”All the positions are vacant except the Head coach of the Super Eagles. Hopefully in the next few days, you will see it in the advertisement in papers from the consultants requesting for C.V. and we have told them what the criteria is for each of the positions and they will do the sieving of the C.V. 

“They will do interviews and recommend to us who the best coaches are in order of merits.”

He observed that the federation is usually put under pressure  to apply sentiments in the selection process but this time around, the body would rather go for the best whose resume fit the positions  and the bill of the NFF.

”You see, ” he continued, ”what we are trying to do now is de-sentimentalize the appointment of coaches. This is what we are looking for, this is the bill that we want and who fits that bill,” he concluded.