The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has denied reaching an agreement with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to offset the salaries of the incoming Super Eagles’ head coach.
Reports had claimed the football house had received $1.5million from the NNPC, to help pay the new boss.
“The story is the figment of the imagination of the writer. Nobody in the NFF or NNPC discussed the matter of salary of Eagles’ Coach and there is no iota of truth in it,” chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, said.
“Of course, we would be happy if the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation can come into Nigeria football, as we are trying to attract more corporate bodies into the Nigeria game. But there has been no discussion between NFF and the NNPC over payment of the new Super Eagles’ Head Coach or technical crew.”
Sunday Oliseh’s replacement is expected to be confirmed on Monday.
The three candidates shortlisted for the job are Salisu Yusuf, Tom Saintfiet and Paul Le Guen.