Most Ex Super Eagles Players Are With No Coaching License – Ex NFF Official

NFF moves to integrated Enyeama into the Super Eagles ahead of AFCON.

A former official at the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, throws his weights behind getting a capable hands to take care of the Super Eagles; reports.

The NFF is currently scouting for an experienced coach with a convincing antecedents to manage the Super Eagles.

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Recall, Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro parted ways with the federation following the expiration of his contract post 2023 AFCON.

Super Eagles charging towards a fourth AFCON title
Super Eagles during a training session

According to Peseiro, it was nice working with the NFF, while at the same time serving the good people of Nigeria.

Calls have been made by top football executives across Nigeria, with many calling for the integration of an indigenous coach.

Nigeria last victory at AFCON was led by the late Stephen Keshi, who was an indigenous coach. Since 2013, the Super Eagles have been led by two sperate foreigners, with none delivering a fourth AFCON title.

Most ex Super Eagles player do not have valid coaching license

But, a former NFF official who spoke on condition of anonymity, argued that a coach with valid license is better. According to the football executive, most ex Nigerian internationals are without a coaching license; and for that reason cannot function on a full capacity.

“I read a lot about giving the job to former Super Eagles players. There is a point there but how many of them have coaching certificates? Joseph Yobo was employed without even a basic coaching certificate. The rest who have it have all taken charge of the team and we know how it ended”, he told

‘Without a CAF A coaching license you can’t sit on the bench. Without a UEFA pro licence you can’t as well. How many of our former Super Eagles players have it? Most of the indigenous coaches you see around African teams were picked from the roles they are occupying with European teams. Can we say the same about former players of the Super Eagles?’, he rounded up his comment.

In a related development, a member of the NFF committee saddled with the responsibility of reviewing CVs from candidates opined that a foreign coach will be better for the Super Eagles at this time.

“I have nothing against indigenous coaches, but I will say that the person we need at the moment is a foreign coach with the prerequisite experience to handle the Super Eagles. He must be the type of coach who will come and support in the overall development of our football.

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Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi and Joe Aribo during Super Eagles training session

“The Super Eagles as presently constituted are too big for the indigenous coaches that Nigerians are clamouring for. They are not bad coaches, but they are not yet at the level that they can effectively handle the senior national team.

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“If you talk to most of my colleagues in the committee, they will tell you the samething. Most of us are for a foreign coach for the Super Eagles. I believe the NFF will see reason with some of us on this matter,” the very influential member of the NFF Technical Committee told Leadership Nigeria.

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