–For capacity building excercise
Former national team Head Coach, Shaibu Amodu, and former Super Eagles’ captains, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal are among the 19 -man contingent traveling to the United Kingdomon Monday (March 2) for a two-week capacity building exercise, at the instance of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Also on the entourage are respected former internationals Yisa Sofoluwe, David Ngodigha, Edema Fuludu, Dahiru Sadi, Siji Lagunju and Nasiru Jibril.
Former U-20 National Team Head Coach, Isah Ladan Bosso, former Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach Salisu Yusuf, former U-17 and U-20 Head Coach Sam John Obuh and former Super Falcons’ captains Florence Omagbemi and Ann Chiejine are also included. Coaches Ahmed Yaro-Yaro and Idris Musa also make the list.
According to NFF’s Assistant Director (Communication), Ademola Olajire, the Federation sought sponsorship from Taleveras Foundation to enhance the capacity building of these persons through a special programme.
The objective of the exercise is to enable the persons selected to return to Nigeria empowered with the right technical tool with which to provide effective backroom support to the technical crew of Nigeria’s National teams, as and when required.
NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick and the Chief Executive Officer of Taleveras Foundation, Mr. Igho Sanomi are expected to be at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos to see the delegation off to England.
The exercise is with the full support and effort of The Football Association, the Professional Football Coaches Association led by Dave Richardson, the League Managers’ Association led by Graham Mackrel, and Full-time Marketing and Logistics represented by Danny Stones.