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Super Eagles: No need for foreign coach-Onigbinde fumes

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Eagles Rouen2Former Super Eagles Coach, Adegboyega Onigbinde, has frowned at moves by the Nigeria Football Federation NFF to engage a foreign coach for the senior national team.

The Modakeke High Chief who guided the team to a golden silver medal at African Nations Cup final in Cote d’ Ivoire in 1994 said the local coahes could perform better if empowered technically.


He said he felt bad that Nigerian coaches are not respected by the sports authorities.
Onigbinde said in 1983 when all the national team players walked away and the Nigeria Football Association was looking for a way out it was him they ran to, but unfortunatley after winning the Nations Cup a year later, there was no single handshake from the government.


“I felt insulted that after recording this feat they did not deem it fit to honour me,” he explained.


He condemned the process through which the NFF has shortlisted the incoming coach saying it is fraught with lies.
“Have the done the normal thing by advertising the position, how are the coaches shortlisted for the job, have they conducted interviews before telling Nigerians that a coach will be named soon? There are the process they must go through if are all they want to pick a foreign handler,” he explained.


Chief Onigbinde said the process they have embarked upon is a case of ” a man whose eyes is close and asked to pick from a basket full of rotten oranges, how does he knows that all the oranges are bad?,” he queried.
The CAF and FIFA instructor if the indigenous coaches are not good enough what has the NFF done to enhance and empowered them technically.


The ex 3SC of Ibadan gaffer said it was unfortunate that the Amaju Pinnick led NFF does not have a system through which it assesses the performance of our players and coaches from time to time.


He disclosed that non of the local coaches has the right to tell the football authority that he deserves the job until the due process is taken.

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