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Sports Minister Solomon Dalung says no to foreign coach, says Samson Siasia will continue

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NFF President Amaju Pinnick last week said the NFF will hire a foreign coach to take on the affairs of the Super Eagles as they aim to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after missing out on AFCON 2017, but Nigeria’s Youth and sports Minister Solomon Dalung has insisted that the trend of hiring and sacking coaches by the NFF must stop.

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Solomon Dalung who spoke in Abuja to newsmen implied that Samson Siasia will be left to continue his job as the Super Eagles head coach.
“The hiring and firing of coaches is a problem, when shall we have an end to it? In my view, we place personal interest above national interest. You don’t access a coach with one match. You give him ample opportunity and generate correct data to access his performance. The hiring and firing of coaches just on one performance speaks volumes of senses of judgement and it does not augur well for our football. It must stop now,” said the sports minister.




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