Though not considered as one of the strong favorites for the vacant Technical Director position in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), former super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu, has stated his willingness to take on the role if the committee saddled with the responsibility of picking a new man considers him apt for the job.
According to the former Enugu Rangers and Heartland FC Owerri gaffer, the NFF by now should have an idea of the work they want to do and the kind of person they believe can help carry out their aims and objectives.
“My belief is that the NFF by now should know the kind of person they can work with so as to fulfill their plans and objectives, if they feel I have what they are looking for then I am also ready to work with them,” he said.
“It is always a thing of joy to serve your country in any capacity so if I am called upon today to work for Nigeria, I’m more than ready to do so,” Chukwu said.
The NFF Technical Sub-Committee is expected to deliberate on who will be the next technical director when they meet in Abuja on Thursday.
They are also expected to make recommendations on a new head coach for the Nigerian women’s team, the Super Falcons as well as the U-20 team, the Flying Eagles.
Meanwhile inside sources reveal that former Super Eagles’ captain, Sunday Oliseh and Belgian, Tom Saintfiet, top list of those of jostling for the technical director job. Oliseh had also expressed interest in coaching the Super Eagles before the job was given to current gaffer, Stephen Keshi.
Tom Saintfiet on his part has coached several African countries, the most recent being the national football team of Ethiopia.