*We’re anxious to be in Russia 2018 – Pinnick
Expectedly, the Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, on Monday, named Frenchman, Paul Le Guen as the new Super Eagles head coach, subject to agreement on personal terms.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, today, a member of the technical committee, Paul Bassey said Le Guen is to be assisted by Salisu Yusuf and Imama Amapakabo.
Alloy Agu is the goalkeeper’s trainer.
Meanwhile, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has reassured of the desire of his federation to see the country qualify for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Speaking to journalists, Monday, after a meeting with members of the technical committee of the NFF, Pinnick said the decision to get a quality coach was taken after the failure of the national to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
He further revealed that already his board has secured a partnership that will pay the salaries of five coaches a development that he added promises a brighter future for the national team.
“We want to avoid as much as possible the perceived mistakes that made us to miss out of the AFCON 2017. To ensure that we brought the best coach that can qualify us for the World Cup, the first thing we did was to ensure we got a partner that will pay the fees of all the coaches. We sent a request of about five coaches and that was granted and the company requested we should keep every other thing under wraps for now.
“After the last AFCON ouster, we started thinking of Russia ad we are making efforts to pay all the coaches so that they will give their best at all times. Truly we are very desirous of qualifying for the 2018 world cup”.