Nigeria coach Berti Vogts has been given a vote confidence from the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) despite the team’s disappointing showing at the African Nations Cup.
Nigeria are on the brink of a first round elimination after taking only one point from two matches in Group B of the tournament in Ghana.
Vogts has come under fire from the press, but NFA chairman, Sani Lulu, told reporters that the former Gmernay and Scotland coach remains the best man for the job is.
“We have utmost confidence in Berti Vogts. We will still give him time. It is too early to say sack him or disband the team,” said Lulu.
“You can’t entirely blame him for the team’s performance here. If you follow the team’s trainings, it is clear the players have not been doing on match day what they do in training.”
Nigeria will now need to beat Benin Tuesday by at least two clear goals and hope Ivory Coast also beat Mali, if they are to make it to the knockout stages of the competition.
“Personally, I have lost hope in us getting to the next round but God in his miraculous ways could still give us the results we need,” said Lulu.