The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has invited the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to a crucial meeting on Monday, to discuss the lingering issue relating to the delayed appointment of Super Eagles coach.
Before this latest move, the ministry had rejected moves by the NFF to employ Portuguese coach, Jose Paseiro, who reports say came third after an interview carried out on the four shortlisted candidates who applied for the job.
Other coaches who applied include former Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, former France coach, Laurent Blanc and former Derby County coach, Philip Cocu.
However, the ministry had mandated the federation to select the best coach to handle the Eagles as part of the rebuilding process after Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The ministry believes the vacant coaching position should be settled immediately ahead of the AFCON qualifiers which will kick off in less than five weeks time, while the salary of the successful coach will be handled by the Federal Government after agreeing to take up the responsibility to pay the national team coach.