Daily Trust (Abuja)

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.

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