By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick is confident that Super Eagles will win many trophies with Sunday Oliseh as coach.
Pinnick told Complete Sports that with what the NFF under his leadership has been able to put in place these past 12 months, Nigerian football will thrive again and that the Super Eagles will dominate Africa for long.
The former boss of Delta Football Association said that he is least perturbed by the recent dip in the fortunes of the national teams, stressing that the NFF has set up the machinery that can only take the country’s football back to the top.
“We are aware of the high expectations of Nigerians and we are confident that the Super Eagles will win a lot of trophies with the way we have set up things in the NFF,” Pinnick said.
“We are emulating the Germans who after an awful period went back to the drawing board and came out with a 12-year plan.
“That 12-year plan has culminated in Germany winning the World Cup. We are optimistic that our football will return to the top.”
The NFF boss said they are laying a solid foundation for a brighter future, adding: “Nigerians love winning all the time and I can assure them that Oliseh and the Eagles will give us plenty of trophies.”
On the Super Falcons, Pinnick said the federation has put up an advert for a world-class coach to be hired for the national women team, noting that the coach that will be hired is expected to turn around the fortunes of women’s football in the country.
“We are not restricting any local coach from applying if they have the requisite qualifications to coach Super Falcons. I can assure you that we shall hire a coach that will make the Falcons a world-class team,” he told Completesportsnigeria.com.