The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is set to terminate contracts of national team assistant coaches in a move meant to save cost going by the harsh economic reality in Nigeria.
Owngoalnigeria.com scooped from well informed sources at the glass house that henceforth assistant for national team coach will now come from the team just below them in the various levels of Nigeria football.
“We can’t afford to be paying assistant coaches anymore as there’s no much money in circulation like it use to be and above all it’s the smart thing to do” He told owngoalnigeria.com
“Plans are already underway to have assistant coaches from the national team below them for instance, U-17 coach will be assistant to U-20, U-20 coaches will assist U-23,like that,like that”.
Our source lamented the fact that most assistant coaches of the national teams rely on it for their day to day survival hence even if they are to be retained they must be attached to a team playing professional football.
“If we are going to retain the assistant coaches then they must be attached to professional clubs as aside giving them a day to day update on talented players, it also help their financial status”
“What we want to do is not new, as it stands Gary Neville is the assistant of the three lions of England but at same time manager of Valencia, we have to do things the right way” He concluded.