The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday attempted to clarify the situation with regards to the recommendation of their Technical and Development Committee that Paul Le Guen be named the new Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.
After Le Guen shamed the NFF by openly distancing himself from the job, the NFF have explained that all sub-committees of the body can only make recommendations to the board, therefore the Frenchman had not been named as head coach yet.
“The press statement was clear, to the effect that all appointments made at the Technical and Development Committee meeting were mere recommendations, which had to be deliberated upon and agreed to by the Board," Yahaya-Kwande said.
"No sub-committee in the NFF, except the judicial bodies, takes decisions. They only make recommendations.
“In truth, the Technical and Development Committee perused the profiles of all the coaches who submitted applications and found Mr. Paul Le Guen suitable for the post. But during final negoatiations, he objected to being given a target and also did not wish to live in Nigeria, which was a sore point with the Board.”
Yahaya-Kwande added: “The job of Head Coach of Nigeria is a very big one and there is no way anyone will get such a job without being handed a target. There is absolutely no issue with Le Guen saying he is not coming; several highly-qualified persons would be happy to be named Manager of the Senior National Team of Nigeria. We have a plan to take care of that eventuality.”