16 February 2010

Nigeria/Egypt: Egypt FA Allow Shehata-Nigeria Talks

The Egypt Football Association say they will allow national coach Hassan Shehata to take charge of the Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup if an official approach for him is made.

Shehata, who has helped the Egyptians to the last three Nations Cup titles, but could not qualify them for the World Cup, is apparently one of a number of coaches that the Super Eagles are looking at following the demotion of Shuaibu Amodu.

Others mentioned are Dutchman Guus Hiddink, ex-Ghana boss Ratomir Dujkovic and former Senegal mentor Bruno Metsu.

A meeting of the Egyptian FA's general assembly ratified the loan of Shehata for the tournament, but with the Nigerians looking for a long-term successor to Amodu, this is unlikely to be a viable option for them.

Copyright © 2010 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.