The Nigeria Football Federation has said it will announce a short-list of candidates for the vacant position of Super Eagles coach on Friday, July 8, 2016.
This was according to the Chairman of the Technical and Development Committee of the NFF, Chris Green, who spoke to nff.com over the weekend, and set a deadline of Wednesday, 6th July 2016 for interested candidates to apply for the position as the nation begin preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The national team has been without a permanent manager since February, when Sunday Oliseh resigned from the position.
“We encourage applications from all highly -qualified persons, whether they be Nigerians or expatriates. Applications are welcome until Wednesday, and the Technical and Development Committee will meet on Friday to look through all applications and release a short-list,” Green stated.
The confirmation of the release date comes amidst reports of a stormy session when the Executive Board members held a joint meeting with the Technical Committee members on Friday.
The Super Eagles will travel to Zambia on October 3 in their first match of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and will then host Algeria on November 7, before slugging it out with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun on August 28, 2017 and visit the Lions five days later, before hosting Zambia a month after and then rounding off the series by visiting Algeria on November 7, 2017.