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Former Super Eagles Midfielder Gets Chelsea Appointment

Former Super Eagles Midfielder Gets Chelsea Appointment

Former Super Eagles midfielder Seyi Olofinjana has been appointed into a talent management role at Premier League club, Chelsea.

Olofinjana’s role is to unearth new talents across Africa.

The 44-year-old, according to The Athletic will cover recruitment recommendations across the region.

The former defensive midfielder will work in conjunction with newly-appointed scout that will cover Africa.

Olofinjana started his career in Nigeria with Crown FC and Kwara United before making the transition to Norwegian club SK Brann in 2003. He moved to England with Wolves a year later.

The Nigerian scored 18 goals in 147 appearances for Wolves.

He also played in the Premier League for Stoke City and Hull City.

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  • Dr. Drey 7 days ago

    Full barrels do not make noise. Those who know their worth do not beg the NFF for jobs.

    Congrats Seyi…!

    • Dr Drey, this is not big deal. Finidi George is now the coach of Rivers United which is more of a plum job than this Olofijana’s appointment.

      Has Olofijana coached Eyimba?

      • Femi 7 days ago

        @Deo leave drey alone, that man hatred for finidi is like finidi collect his gf. For finidi to grab another coaching role instantly proved he is hard working and ready to learn, he already won the Nigeria league which is equivalent to the EPL if I ask me, finidi will sure come back better and stronger soon.

        • Dr. Drey 7 days ago

          You have a problem.

          And I am still trying to decipher what exactly it is.

          Please show me where I mentioned Finidi in that comment.

          The fact that you want to make this all about Finidi says a lot about you.

          And if I hate Finidi how is that your problem…? Am I supposed to owe you any apology for that…? Or do I need to come seek any approvals from you soon whom to like or hate…?

          Congratulations to finidi to getting a job with his state club…that is business. But bigger congratulations to Seyi for getting a job with a top European club like Chelsea without wielding ex-international card or needing any god fathers.

          Winning the NPFL is equivalent to winning the EPL….LMAOoo. You should have just said Pep Guadiola has nothing where Finidi is…LMAOoo….Because na Carlo Finidi go be 1st person to win Super 6….E go soon clear for una eyes….LMAOoo

          • Femi 7 days ago

            I’m not gonna give you ur best food man, we all know ur best food and you not getting it from me okay. 

          • Dr. Drey 7 days ago

            Hahahaha….but at least you can show me where I ever mentioned your bronze god Finidi in my comment or why it gives you migraines if I choose to hate Finidi…LMAOoo

        • Edoman 7 days ago

          What has the Dr said that provoke such a reaction? A poor manager who could not master his onions after serving his master for so lang (2 years) deserved to be told so forcefully if not outrightly condemned. In this very instance, the Dr was very polite in my judgement here.

          • Femi 7 days ago

            And how did my first comment under @deo statement where I tagged him insultive? 

          • Dr. Drey 6 days ago

            “….@Deo leave drey alone, that man hatred for finidi is like finidi collect his gf…”

            This must be a compliment…..LMAOoo

            That is how they start with shading Dr. Drey. When he returns the favour, they will go about crying Dr.Drey is insultive….LMAOoo

      • Very jealous person
        ..won’t you be happy for your own country brother..why so we Africans oh no..

    • Amadi 7 days ago

      You are one miserable bloke. Seek help.

      • Dr. Drey 7 days ago

        Yea…you are right. I need help. I need you to help me know what I have written up there that is giving you ulcer….LMAOoo

  • pompei 7 days ago

    Hahaha, Deo my man, you got me with that one!
    My own kweshon is why is it that it is foreigners that recognize our talented people?
    Na foreigners go come here come pick kids from our academies, right under our noses. Na foreigner give Emenalo job. Now Seyi too.
    NFF dey there, dem no see Seyi all this time? Our TEKENEKAL DEPARTMENT no see Seyi all this while?
    Seyi must be invisible to people whose main interest is sharing money. But people who are driven to succeed see Seyi and talents like him. They see them crystal clear.
    Omo9ja and co. no wan give foreigners work, but foreigners dey kuku give us work.
    Seyi’s appointment is not a computer error. The man has worked his socks off. He’s worked so hard.
    Look at all the degrees he has. He’s educated, continues to self develop, has the required FIFA qualifications. He EARNED this appointment.
    Perhaps NFF can borrow a leaf from Chelsea and also base appointments strictly on merit?

  • Respect os reciprocal 6 days ago

    Seyi is a graduate from ladoke Akintola university and even further his education  in UK. Any literate player can not be bought by NFF because these guys have integrity and ego they protect . Sunday Oliseh and Seyi Olofinjana are two best examples. Unlike some glorify 1994 who are dumb and dull. 

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