The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will now engage assistant coaches of the various national teams on part-time basis so as to lessen the financial burden the salaries of the coaches have caused them.
A top official disclosed: “The assistant coaches will now be on part time, strictly for when there is a tournament concerning their respective teams.
“They will therefore free to work with the clubs when they are now with the national teams.
“We have to be realistic, we have been paying many people for many years without doing anything and the financial obligation caused by just salaries of the coaches is just too huge.
“There is one of the Eagles assistant coaches who has insisted he is owed over 18 million Naira from salaries and what have you over the years.”
It was also revealed that one of the Eagles assistant coach has not been paid for the past nine months.
The NFF have already decided that developmental teams from U17 downwards will no longer be entitled to match bonuses as they save on costs.
Credit : Today.ng