Odegbami : The NFF Should Escape From Enslaved Colonial Mentality And Look Inwards

Former Super Eagles forward Olusegun Odegbami is called my for recruitment a homegrown football manager for the Super Eagles; npflupdates.com reports.

Odegbami in his active days was part of the Super Eagles team that won Nigeria’s first ever Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) title.

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Segun odegbami upbeat local coaches can execute the Super Eagles ambitions.
Olusegun odegbami in his active days

According to the former Shooting Stars SC forward, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) should shun the idea of bringing in another foreign coach to manage the Super Eagles.

Recall, José Peseiro is no longer continuing as the three-time African champions’ coach after his contract ended few days ago.

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Speaking to News Agency Of Nigeria(NAN)  few days ago in Lagos state, Odegbami believed that a local coach has what it takes to win Nigeria trophies.

“Unless we want to be enslaved forever, in our colonial mentality where we think that only the white can coach us to success.

“All around us, we hear about some Nigerians who are excelling in all fields of endeavours and they are leaving the country to go and help other countries.

“Football is not a rocket science, but a simple game. We have lots of Nigerians who have all the qualifications to take us to any level.

“For me, I won’t suffer from colonial mentality again and enough of foreign coaches. Now, it’s time for a Nigerian coach to handle our national team, ” the ex Nigerian international said.

Speaking further, Odegbami urged the erstwhile Super Eagles Coach, Peseiro, to move on; claiming that the Portuguese tactician performed below expectations during his time.

Odegbami said that Peseiro had performed averagely as coach of the Super Eagles; and was even rewarded with an honour people never imagined.

“Peseiro did not resign as the story is being peddled. His contract ended and it was not renewed, end of story.

“He should bow out when the ovation is loud. If the ovation was not loud, the government wouldn’t have given him the award that nobody could have ever imagined.

“Peseiro got a reward that has never been given to any coach in the world, not because he won the AFCON, but because he came second.

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“He should leave Nigeria alone to face the future. We need a coach who will take us to win something because we are tired of coaches who cannot win anything for us,” he noted.

Meanwhile, the NFF had its Technical Director, Austin Egueavoen take charge of the Super Eagles on interim basis pending the recruitment of a new coach.

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