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NFF Can’t Sustain Payment Of Foreign Coach Salaries – Akpoborie

It
is amazing to imagine that the Nigeria Football Federation would be conducting
an interview with Paul Le Guen who is almost certain to be named the new Super Eagles coach via Skype today for the first time in the history of Nigerian
Football, according to former Super Eagles striker, Jonathan Akpoborie.

The
decision to use the electronic format was due to the Glass House declaration
that they don’t have that financial strength to take care of certain
responsibilities such as traveling and accommodation of Le Guen, who many see
as the clear favourite to become Super Eagles manager if he’s in the country.
Despite
reports that a multinational company would foot for the bills of the incoming
foreign manager, it is yet to be seen if they would be able to sustain it throughout
their years of agreement.
It
is expected that Le Guen would receive a three years contract in the region of
$45,000 per month in his quest to qualify Nigeria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
in Russia.
However,
former Wolfsburg and Super Eagles striker, Akpoborie told soccernet.com.ng that
the Nigeria Football Federation could be biting more than they could chew in
respect to the payment of salaries of the foreign coach.
“I
am not really bothered with the hiring of a foreign coach for the Super Eagles
that will help qualify the team for the 2018 World Cup. However, I am more
worried with the fact that the Nigeria Football Federation could be biting more
than they can chew by depending so much on the multinational company that will
pay the bills of the expatriate,” Akpoborie told soccernet.com.ng
“The
question is, can they (NFF) and multinational company sustain the payment of
the foreign coach with the stipulated period of his contract? In fact, it will
be ideal for the NFF to carefully look into this matter before making a final
decision because it will be too bad if tomorrow the yet to be named company
pulls out of the deal.” he said.

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