The executive committee meeting of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which holds in Jos today is expected to be stormy as the decision on the coaches of the various national teams will dominate the session.
It has been a long wait for the announcement of the coaches after the NFF technical committee forwarded its recommendations to the board.
“There are so many vested interests around the appointment of the national team coaches and as such there will be heated debates at the exco on this,” an official said.
It was gathered that several members of the technical committee as well as the executive committee have personal interests in the appointments, while some coaches have also lobbied for the jobs, using former sports ministers and top government officials.
After grilling applicants for the national team posts in Abuja, the NFF technical committee forwarded its recommendations to the NFF board with a caveat that the recommendations were painstakingly arrived at and should therefore be respected.
However, it was gathered that the executive committee ordered the technical committee to broaden their recommendations to allow for a more level playing field.
But this was not done with speculations now that two top ranking officials of the committee have now met to revise the recommendations, some of which were leaked to the media recently.
The vacant national team positions include the head and assistant coaches of the U-17 teams both male and female, the U20 Flying Eagles, the men’s Olympic team as well the women’s team, the Super Falcons.