Sunday Jul 17, 2016. 17:32
The NFF technical committee will interview the three shortlisted coaches for the vacant Super Eagles post on Monday.
The coaches are Salisu Yusuf, Paul Le Guen and Tom Saintfiet.
Chairman of the technical committee Chris Green said: “We have concluded arrangements for the interview process to take place at the NFF secretariat on Monday and thereafter, we will forward the name of the successful candidate to the NFF board, who will deliberate on it and thereafter make their decision public.”
Green made it clear the committee will only settle for the candidate they see as most qualified and capable of qualifying the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.
Saintfiet coached the national teams of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Yemen, Malawi and Togo, and also worked with the Qatar U17 side, Young Africans FC of Tanzania and Free State Stars FC in South Africa.
Yusuf was capped by Nigeria at U20 level, won FA Cup titles with El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri as a player and coached top clubs Kano Pillars, El-Kanemi Warriors and Enyimba.
He assisted Super Eagles coaches Sunday Oliseh, Samson Siasia and Stephen Keshi (of blessed memory), and was caretaker coach for two friendlies that the Eagles won against Mali and Luxembourg in Europe at the end of May.
Le Guen, 52, played for Brest, Nantes and Paris Saint Germain and won 17 caps for France, before coaching Rennes, Lyon, PSG (in France) and Glasgow Rangers (in Scotland).
He qualified the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals and also coached Oman.