The New Super Eagles Coach
Abuja, Nigeria. September 06, 2010 –The executive committee of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) recently announced that the position of the Super Eagles Coach will be advertised and filled by the 1st of October. Before this, Samson Siasia, who was provisionally appointed as the new Super Eagles coach in July 2010, was in the lead among those who were interested in the position. The previous coach, Lars Lagerback had failed to meet the target given by the NFF, to take the Super Eagles to the semi finals of the South Africa 2010 World Cup.
In a recent survey conducted by NOI Polls, Nigerians were asked if they felt Samson Siasia would make a good coach for the Nigerian Super Eagles. Over eight in ten respondents (84%) said he was ideal for the position, while 5% of the respondents said they did not think he would make a good coach for the Super Eagles. 11% however did not know whether or not he would make a good coach for the Super Eagles. Respondents for the snap polls were randomly selected from a database of phone-owning Nigerians aged 18 and above across the six geopolitical zones in the country, compiled by NOI Polls. 1024 people took part in the telephone interviews conducted from the 23rd and 25th of August, 2010. For a sample of this size, we can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points. This poll is part of the ongoing snap poll exercise conducted by NOI Polls to rapidly assess public sentiments following various social, political or economic events. NOI Polls is a Nigeria based opinion research organization which Works in technical partnership with Gallup Polls (USA), to conduct periodic opinion polls on various socioeconomic issues in Nigeria.