The Super Eagles of Nigeria have failed to qualify for the Gabon 2017 African Cup of Nations, after they were beaten yesterday 1-0 by Egypt at Alexandria.
Unfortunately,the Super Eagles of Nigeria have also failed to qualify for two consecutive tournaments and all of these is happening under the administration of Amaju Pinnick, the chairman of NFF.
Amaju Pinnick became the Chairman of NFF in 2014 after the FIFA World Cup, and so far, three coaches have been involved in qualifying the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the nations cup, yet nothing has come out of it.
Super Eagles coaches were owed at all times, and the last being Sunday Oliseh who resigned when he was paid his four months arrears but could not cope with the system anymore.
Pinnick made an unwarranted comment after the resignation of Oliseh, saying that no indigenous coach would handle the Super Eagles again, a comment which ordinarily should have made him go look for a foreign coach to qualify the team for Gabon 2017, rather than getting Siasia to do the job.
The question which the administration of Pinnick failed to answer was that, if our indigenous coaches were owed at all times, will a foreign coach also accept to be owed? The answer is no of course, then why should Pinnick and his team even think of mentioning getting a foreign coach in the first place?
Practically speaking, the Amaju Pinnick administration has failed to put the proper mercinery in place to make the Super Eagles qualify for two consecutive African cup of nations. And if the trend is something that should make a leader, Pinnick should consider resignation.