Mumini Alao: Why Nigerian coaches are not ripe for Super Eagles job [Listen to Podcast]
Nigerian coaches may not be ready to take over the senior national team from foreign expatriates until they are ready to aggressively acquaint themselves with the modern trends of the game.
This is the view of Mumini Alao, frontline journalist and Group Managing Director of Complete Communications, on the latest episode of Sports Planet Podcast with co-anchor Kayode Ogundare.
Alao reckons that Nigeria’s best hope of seeing a local coach at the helm of affairs of the Super Eagles lie with the country’s ex-internationals who have played at the highest level and learnt from some of the world’s most accomplished managers.
“We have seen some members of the USA ’94 handle the team because they played football in Europe and are familiar with the demands of the modern game. People like the late Stephen Keshi, Augustine Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, Sunday Oliseh and Emmanuel Amuneke have handled the team because of their exposure. The home based coaches must also strive to develop so that they can put themselves in contention for the job…,” he said.
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