Abba Yola asks NFF Technical Committee to Resign
The monumental gaffe by the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over the hiring of Frenchman, Paul Le Guen as Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles has been described as a huge embarrassment to the entire country which calls for the resignation of the members of the committee.
A former director with the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), Mallam Abba Yola, was furious yesterday over the handling of the coaching issue and wondered why the NFF would go ahead to announce the appointment of Le Guen when they had not concluded on terms with him.
“If Barrister (Chris) Green doesn’t know the implications of going public on a half done job, how could Paul Bassey come short of short-changing Nigerians on an issue which the entire Nation is interested in. Why the hurry in making the announcement,” he queried.
Mallam Yola, who also wondered why the hiring of a national team coach should be done via a ‘Social Media Application’ (Skype), berated the technical committee for failing to do the basics, Vanguard writes.
“The Technical Committee as a clearing house should have made arrangements to invite all the applicants to Nigeria or arrange to meet them at a central location in Europe.
“Agreed that he (Le Guen) gave conditions, the Technical Committee should have first tabled those conditions before the NFF Board for consideration or otherwise before addressing the press. In trying to claim hiring of a world class coach the Technical Committee has brought out its lack of understanding.”
The Ciroman Yola, who said he was “at a loss” on the whole situation, added that the technical committee must pay the price.
“I think the Board should be excused on that (volte face) while the entire Technical Committee should be asked to resign honourably or be disbanded without further delay.”
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