Veteran Nigerian Sports Journalist Godwin Enakhena has charged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to discontinue whatever deal it had or hope to have with Portuguese manager Mr. Jose Peseiro.
Enakhena a seasoned sports administrator cum Sports Marketer who is also the CEO of Global Media expressed his view on his twitter account Godwin Enakhena @genakhena when he tweeted:
So far, the Nigeria Football Federation shocked the football community when they announced that Mr. Jose Peseiro had been hired to become the new manager of the Super Eagles without the existence of any vacancy for that position.
More so, the activities surrounding the announcement also heavily flouted the proactive disclosure campaign which the Freedom of Information Act of 2011 stands for as expected from Public Institutions like the NFF. The NFF were expected to have announced the existence of such vacancy, received several applications before going further to interview and eventually picking a manger.
Sadly. the NFF had also issued a statement saying that Jose Peseiro would be in Cameroon as an observer at the expense of the federation, while Austin Eguavoen who posses the highest Coaching certificate in football would be in charge as an interim manager.
Eguavoen’s recent performance with the team in the group stage of the AFCON must have sent a message to the glass house, as the Super Eagles under his tutelage had given an impressive performance. Beating one of tournament favourites Egypt and going on to grab the maximum nine points to reach the knockout stage.