NFF TO ADVERTISE EAGLES' COACHING JOB
Maigari, NFF president
The Nigeria Football Federation says the post of Super Eagles coach will now be advertised while elections into the local government and state football bodies will hold in December.
At its inaugural meeting on Thursday in Abuja, the NFF also suspended the commencement of the 2010/2011 Nigeria Premier League season, which was scheduled for September 25.
Briefing the media on the meeting's seven-point communiquÃ©, a member of the new executive committee, Mr Chris Green, said the decisions were part of efforts to streamline NFF's activities.
'The vacant position of Super Eagles' chief coach is to be advertised and filled by October 1, and in this regard everybody, including foreign coaches, is free to apply,'' he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this resolution reversed the decision of the immediate past NFF executive committee which had already commenced contractual negotiations with former Eagles striker Samson Siasia.
Green explained why the body suspended the NPL season.
'We also took this measure so as to iron out all outstanding issues in order to ensure a smooth take-off of the league,'' he said.
The NPL board had earlier in the day met to reaffirm the September 25 date and further outlined its preparations for the new season.
The NFF dissolved all its standing committees and promised to constitute new ones soon. It also deliberated on elections at state and local government levels.
'Elections into the local government councils and state football associations shall be conducted in the month of December, 2010,'' Green said.
The decision on local and state levels' elections was in line with the promise by new NFF President Aminu Maigari in his inaugural speech.
The controversy generated over elections at the state and local government levels had led to calls for a postponement of the NFF elections.
The inaugural meeting, which was held at NFF secretariat, was attended by 10 of the 11 members elected into the new executive committee on August 26.