NFF To Decide Amodu Future Friday
Published: February 02, 2010
NFF To Decide Amodu Future FridayShuaibu Amodu's future as Nigeria coach will be decided on Friday when the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation meet for an emergency session in Abuja.

"Top on the agenda is the issue of the overhauling of the technical crew and playing squad of the national football team, Super Eagles, in order to engender keen competition for places in the team towards Nigeria performing creditably at the Fifa World Cup finals coming up in South Africa in the summer," NFF Chief Media Officer Ademola Olajire said on Monday.

"A comprehensive report of Nigeria’s performance in Angola has already been prepared by the NFF Technical Committee."

The tone of Olajire's statement suggested that the NFF, which has backed Amodu through his travails with the media and fans, are displeased with the coach.

"Even as the Super Eagles finished third at the African Nations Cup finals in Angola, the fourth time they would be picking the bronze medal in the past five editions of the competition, it has become inevitable to overhaul the technical team and playing body.

"Two –time African champions Nigeria fell 0-1 to a youthful Ghanaian squad that exhibited great tactical discipline and stayed true to its game plan. The Eagles failed to find a way round the Ghanaian team despite having 70 minutes to equalize after Asamoah Gyan’s goal for the Black Stars," Olajire added.

Friday’s meeting, Olajire further said, is also expected to deliberate extensively on the best way to prepare the Nigeria team for a good outing at the World Cup finals.