Sports Minister directs NFF to employ top-class foreign coach for Super Eagles


Nigeria’s Sports Minister, John Enoh has tasked the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to look for a top-class foreign coach to tinker the Super Eagles.

The NFF announced a few weeks ago that it will appoint a foreign technical adviser for the Super Eagles following the team’s poor results in the recent 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin Republic.

Enoh said the new coach must have a personality that can command the respect of the players and ensure the team qualify for the 2026 World Cup finals

It has to be a name that will inspire the spirit of our nation,” Enoh told Eagle7 FM.

“He has to be a first-class coach with a track record, a pedigree, who will earn the respect of our players.”

The NFF is expected to appoint the new coach before the Super Eagles’ next competitive game in September

The three-time will take on a yet-to-be-decided opponent in a 2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in September.

The draw for the qualifiers will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa early next month.