Why Super Eagles Coaches Don’t Have “Signed” Contracts Yet – NFF Chief Explains

A swift reaction has been provided on why coaches of the senior national team of Nigeria have not signed any contract since they were officially announced as the technical crew of the team.

While head coach Jose Peseiro and his foreign assistants signed a performance related contract for one year, the Nigerian coaches who are his assistants are yet to sign any documents confirming their appointment.

The situation is said to be the reason why first assistant Finidi George and goalkeepers trainer Ike Shorunmu boycotted the trip for the friendly games against Algeria on the 23rd and 27th of September respectively. A story which was carried by Punch and also reproduced by our editorial team.

It has brought about a reaction from a source in the camp of the team who reached out to us and also a board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). They brought gave a clear picture of the entire episode.

” Ike Shorunmu arrived here yesterday with Ebube Duru. So that alone shows he isn’t on strike ahead of the game. Finidi George is bereaved as he recently buried his sister. That is the reason why he is not here according to what I know”, a source in the camp told

On the issue of their contracts, a chieftain of the NFF explained that it’s a process which the coaches are aware of and in the coming days it will be settled. He said communication with the coaches is smooth and all will be sorted out before the next international break, where they will take on Portugal.