Former Cameroon coach Conceicao top choice to lead Super Eagles

SCORENigeria can authoritatively report that former coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Antonio Conceicao, was the No 1 choice to lead the Super Eagles following the exit of Jose Peseiro.

The Portuguese coach led Cameroon to finish third at the delayed 2021 AFCON, where the Indomitable Lions fought back to finish third two years ago.

He could now be back in the frame to be appointed the technical adviser the NFF will propose to the Sports Minister John Enoh in Abuja today.

The NFF rose from a hurriedly called emergency board meeting in Abuja Wednesday to decide that Finidi George needs a more experienced man for the Super Eagles to start winning games again.

A source told SCORENigeria: “Conceicao was the first choice of the NFF technical committee before the talk that a local coach be employed in line with the wishes of generality of Nigerians.

“He was in the list of five coaches first submitted to the NFF executive committee and his name was also put forward when the short list was trimmed to three coaches.”


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