Switzerland side Grasshopper Club Zurich have appointed for Super Eagles midfielder Seyi Olofinjana as the new technical director.
The 40-year-old was most recently a loan manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Olofinjana will take over the position of Technical Director at the Grasshopper Club Zurich with immediate effect and will be responsible for sports.
He is taking over the position of interim sports director from Jimmy Berisha, who is stepping back into his role as Managing Director.
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”Olofinjana was active in his career as a player for Stoke City, Hull City and the Wolverhampton Wanderers, among others. After his active career, he worked for the Wolverhampton Wanderers in various positions. Most recently, he worked as a loan manager,”reads a statement on the club website.
“Olofinjana has played 56 times for the Nigerian national team and has two master’s degrees as sports director and project manager. Olofinjana is looking forward to the start in Zurich: “I’m delighted to be part of a historic club like GC. I hope we can re-establish GC at the top of the Super League together. ”
“Seyi Olofinjana will arrive in Zurich in the next few days. The first thing that will be dealt with is the appointment of a new head coach.
“The Grasshopper Club Zurich welcomes Seyi Olofinjana to Zurich and is looking forward to working together.”
Ndi Nigerian ex internationals cannot get plum jobs in Europe because of racism. Ngwa ex internationals have to wait for the NFF for plum jobs. Where una dey now? Congrats to Seyi Olofijana. You are a credit to your family and the nation. All ex internationals should watch and learn. I don talk my own. Success dey smell.
They spend their time granting interviews on CSN about how Rohr is incompetent and a mechanic rather than developing themselves…..LMAO…sometimes one would almost think they are part-time staff of CSN going by the regularity with which they are so easily reached by and featured on CSN….and latter turn around to complain nobody wants to give them jobs because they are blacks….LMAO. Olofinjana must be a white….Lol
@Dr.Drey… This is good news. It shows things are improving for those who are ready and show themselves to have what it takes. Congrats to Olinfinjana… This again shows that belief is what it takes! Finidi would have gone far with Real Betis but he messed up on his chief scout post and have himself to blame. One love…
Now this is what we’ve been talking about.
His black skin didn’t hinder him, neither has he used any NFF appointment as a pedestal. So, others should just stop complaining.
Like Emenalo, Seyi has done it too so no more complains and excuses.
Congrats to Mr Seyi Olofinjana. We wish you the best as you take up this challenging role. Keep soaring.
He has 2 master’s degree in sports management, that shows genuine interest and intent of his love for the game and a desire to remain in it for a long period of time, unlike other ex-internations who have entitlement mentality, who think everyone must prostrate for them because of some 100 caps or just a one time Afcon cup in their CV, they should continue blabbing up & down until they fade into oblivion.
Hehehehe…..94’squad and 100 caps CV people….LMAO. Many of them are close to or above 50 already with only a UEFA C or B license and next to Zero coaching experience and they want jobs to be thrown at them…..LMAO. But they are the ones that will be having zoom meetings at midnight plotting how they will remove Rohr by calling him a mechanic and disturbing our ears on CSN on weekly basis…..LMAO….while people like Olofinjana were reading their books and bagging degree after degree, UEFA license after UEFA license…LMAO.
This young man only retired from football about 6 years ago, same number of years it took people with 100caps to decide what they wanted to do with the rest of their lives. See where Seyi dey today, see where dem dey. Lolz. From wolves U15 to U16 to U19 to U23 coach, to first-team backroom to Loan players Manager, now Sporting Director of Grasshoppers….all within 6 years. please who wouldnt give you job if you have requisite qualifications and years of practical experience….mba’nu…na SE “ex-internationals CV” holders wan use learn work….LMAO.
Someone should tell us if its Seyi that will be chasing Amaju now or Amaju chasing Seyi…?!
We wont stop saying these things until they hear.
Abeg wia twitter guadiola make e com congratulate in brother o. Bcos na this kind time he dey forget in twitter username…Lol. I no know why person go dey allergic to in own brothers progress
All the best to Seyi in his endeavor. We will continue to support him with hot hot prayers every morning for him to succeed.
Lolzz. @ Drey. You get chance beat person nor mean say make you Kuku kill am ooh or come chop nor mean say come belle full ooo. Though Oliseh has his short comings like everyone else, I think he remains a fantastic talent both as player n coach. He spoke out against some dirty deals at the last club he coached in Holland hence the Mafia war against him to ruin his career. He is an out spoken person which is something I personally admire about him n even you @ Drey too on this forum, and also, just what I am too and have suffered even so enjoying it. I think he should be getting some moral support instead, while its very ok to detest his tendency to transfer his anger to an innocent Gernot Rohr. That being said, a big big congratulations to Olofinjana on this great achievement. Looking forward to see these trio; Egbo, Olofinjana, Emenalo managing some of our national teams soon. God bless to them all.
If I am not mistaking Tosin aiyegun plays for the club….A very good midfielder linked to saint ettien in france
They are different clubs bro. Fc Zurich which Aiyegun plays for is in the First Division. Shorunmu and Yekini played there briefly.
Grasshopper on the other hand were relegated couple of seasons and now play in the second division(gunning for promotion if not promoted yet). The club counts Duke Udi, Femi Opabunmi among some fmr Nigerian players who turned out for them
Seyi olofinjana happens to be someone I know from lautech, Ogbomosho ,Oyo from the depth of chemical Engineering a course I too did . We know one another and I can tell you of a certainty that everything about him is real . He was a member of crown fc Ogbomosho, Kwara United, a member of the Nigeria team at the WUGA where Nigeria won a silver medal on the tournament and served in Zamfara state in which due to his commitment to the national team got his placement moved to Abuja under the NFF
When he was representing the national team, there was a time the school had an exam and he wasn’t around them . On his return , the lecturers in charge of students affairs didn’t do anything to give him a chance to do his own exams thus making him to have an extra in which he did his final year exams and zoomed off to Europe . He also had opportunities to go to Celta Vigo during his school days but decided to finish his academics before heading to Europe . He is the authentic age that he claims .
Today he’s justified himself and showed that both football and academics can stand together as long as there’s focus and self determination
@Olusegun you sure know this guy deeply, every thing you said about him is true, including his age.
He and my younger bro was part of Lautech NUGA games football team, and in fact share same dormitory at the game. Seyi is a very brilliant guy, one of the best in his dept.
My bro told me that he usually study immediately after every game or training and have little time for social activities.
Today, Seyi has become a silent achiever, only Emenalo can be rated above him..
May God continue to bless and protect him… Amen