The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will hire an expatriate technical adviser for the Super Eagles after the team’s dismal outing in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. 

Nigeria have failed to win a match out of four games in the qualification series, the latest being a shocking loss to the lowly Benin Republic in their last clash. 

The development triggered a backlash from fans calling for Finidi George’s sack.

Days after the loss, the NFF in a Thursday communiqué following a meeting, said the appointment of the technical adviser would come “in the coming weeks” and apologized to Super Eagles’ fans for the team’s outings in recent days.

It is, however, unclear what role Finidi will play in the Super Eagles going forward.

The NFF also “expressed displeasure with the poor attitude of some of the players to the national assignment, and unanimously decided in favour of a more robust scouting programme of outstanding Nigeria-eligible players from across the four corners of the universe, who can add tremendous value to the nation’s flagship team.

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