By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
The Nigeria Football Federation have said that they will not put pressure on Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh to win the Championship of Africa Nations (CHAN) or reach any specific targets.
According to the 2nd Vice President of NFF, Shehu Dikko, CHAN is never top priority and winning it can never be used to measure Oliseh as the Super Eagles coach.
He said that the focus of the football ruling body is to see how talented young players in the Nigeria Premier League can be discovered and graduate into the main stream Super Eagles.
He said that Oliseh’s mandate is to restructure Nigerian football.
Unlike the norm in the past where the national team coaches were given targets, the Nigeria Football Federation refused to give Oliseh any target but said that his performance will be judged by his overall out put over a period.
“Winning or losing CHAN will not be used to asses the Super Eagles coaches,” Dikko told completesportsnigeria.com. “Our focus is more on discovering young and talented players from the Nigeria Premier League that can break into the main Super Eagles. By the time we see most of our league players forming the bulk of the Super Eagles, then we can say we have succeeded and the coach would have succeeded too.”