Former Nigeria senior national team handler Johannes Bonfrere has made a passionate call to the NFF to appoint a foreign coach as next Super Eaglesâ€™ coach.
Stephen Keshi was shown the exit door by the Nigeria Football Federation on Saturday evening for lack of commitment to achieve the federationâ€™s objectives.
According to the Dutchman who led the countryâ€™s U23 football team to win the 1996 Olympics football event said only a foreign tactician can help the Super Eagles back to the peak again.
â€śI think the NFF need to hire a foreign coach to take charge of the Super Eagles,â€ť Bonfrere told Completesportsnigeria.com.
â€śThe Super Eagles have failed to make much impact since they won the African Cup of Nations in 2013 and it has to do with the inability of the coaches to take the team to new heights.
â€śPersonally, I donâ€™t think Stephen Keshi have what it takes to take the team beyond where they are now.
â€śSo the decision made by the NFF to sack him was the right one.
â€śThe next task before them now is to carefully look for a capable foreign coach that can help improve the performance of the team.â€ť
Swedeâ€™s Lars LagerbĂ¤ck who led Nigeria to the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa was the last expatriate to handle the countryâ€™s senior national football team.