Gusau Cuts Down On National Teams’ Backroom Staff, Co-ordinators, Welfare Officers, Scouts Out
NFF President Ibrahim Gusau has cut down on the size of the backroom staff of the various national teams with officials such as co-ordinators, welfare officers and scouts no longer part of the set-up.
This is one of the measures to cut costs especially in the face of the staggering debts Gusau inherited from Amaju Pinnick.
This new policy direction has already affected the U23s and the Flying Eagles, who resumed training camp in Abuja this week.
The position of national team co-ordinator was often seen as a duplication of the post of team secretary and this has now been scrapped.
Former international and Bauchi State FA Chairman Patrick Pascal (PICTURED), for one, will therefore not return to the Super Eagles when the team reassemble in March 2023 for 2024 AFCON qualifiers.
It is now expected that the chief security officer of the various national teams will double up as the co-ordinators of the various teams.
The Eagles backroom staff will now have only one physio as well as one equipment manager as the football federation cut down on wastes.