Laloko Condemns Yobo’ s Appointment As Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach

Laloko Condemns Yobo’ s Appointment As Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach

Former Nigeria Football Federation head of technical department, Kashimawo Laloko has criticised the soccer house on the decision to appoint Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the Super Eagles.

The former captain, 39, replaces Imama Amapakabo and is expected to work with manager Gernot Rohr as third in command.

Laloko however insists there are better options.

He says there are more well known names in the country other than the defender who played in six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments between 2002 and 2013 in a 14-year career.

“I don’t think we should just appoint someone because of their name. As it is, Yobo is not qualified to be an assistant coach,” Laloko told BBC Sport.

Read Also: Pinnick Defends Yobo’s Appointment As Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach

“I have nothing against him as a person but his appointment lacks logic. There are other qualified former players who are more deserving to be assistant coaches.”

In the last three decades, Austin Eguavoen, Stephen Keshi and Samson Siasia are the three former international players to have gone from assistant coaches to managing the Super Eagles.

Yobo featured in three World Cup tournaments in 2002, 2010 and 2014, playing ten matches at the World Cup finals in total – the most appearances for the West African nation on the biggest stage.

He became the first African to captain Everton in October 2007 and made more than 250 appearances for the Toffees, helping them qualify for the Champions League in 2005 and playing in the side that lost the 2009 FA Cup final to Chelsea.

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  • Omo9ja 1 month ago

    Thank you Mr. Laluko, well said sir. This is what I said last week. However, Yobo would have been the third choice instead of second choice. Why Yobo? NFF have a question to answer. No matter what, I still prefer Yobo to Imama and Salisu Yusuf. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

      Jeezus…! Orunmila o! Goodness gracious…!

      “…this is what you said last week…”.??? Where, when, How…?

      Where and when did you ever say anything that is similar to what Laloko is saying..???

      When and where did you ever ask WHY YOBO…??? When and where did you ever question NFF on Yobo’s appointment…??? Where and when did you ever question the fact that a man who is not a coach was appointed Asst Coach of the SE..???
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      Omo9ja 6 days ago
      “….Let’s congratulate Yobo and stop complaining about the move. The NFF plan is very clear and simple.

      The Nigerian young talented coaches are taking the position of Mr. Rohr before or after his current contract expires….

      Made in Nigeria ex players turned coaches are the best and my people, it is high time we support our ex players…..

      Oga Rohr is not getting younger anymore and instead of hiring a foreign coach again and since our ex player will be part of the team as from today on, I’m pretty sure that they will not fail Nigerians……

      This is the best thing to do and NFF went for it….NFF knew that Yobo our ex player were the best for the position.

      Algeria coach and Senegal coach were coaching some where else before coaching their national teams does not mean Yobo should follow their footsteps….. Yobo is fortunate to be one, please let celebrate him.

      Yobo can even do better than both Cisse and Belmadi in terms of the technicalities and tactical acumen of the Super Eagles team.

      I am not surprised about Mr. Ikhana statement at all because if you understand the game of football then, we need to support Yobo…”
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      That was you over the past couple of days o. This man FEAR GOD o…!
      Or how can a man be such an unrepentant lair for heavens’ sake…???

       
      • Oakfield 1 month ago

        Lol!!! I suspect this guy is always high on something…… Maybe, he said it when he digested and took the last puff of contaminated weed, that’s why he doesnt usually remember things. Lol!

         
      • Omo9ja 1 month ago

        Well, no matter what, Drey will always Drey. I’m no surprised. I knew what I said.

        Don’t get it twisted Dr.
        I said coach Rohr head coach
        Amunike second assistant coach and
        Yobo to under study the both of them Shikena.

        You pasted this but you forgot to past the other one lol. Who is deceiving who and who is the most liar between both of us and you type?

        Humble yourself young man and give me the respect I deserve. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

         
        • Mercy 1 month ago

          One of my favorite program back in the days was hard tackle on brila fm. Dr. Drey vs Omo9ja is a reminiscence of tony and chidozie of that program. One love bro

           
          • Omo9ja 1 month ago

            Lol @Mercy. That was funny though lolz. Sorry for my typo.

            Oh well, don’t mind Dr. Drey. He and his company are trouble some lol.

            This is the right time for operation AMÓTĘĶUN to work on CSN LOL. I’m pretty sure that Dr. Drey will be the first to be arrested lolz.

            No hard feelings bro. One love. God bless us all. God bless Nigeria!!!

             
        • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

          Oga…..It is very simple. CSN does not erase peoples’ posts after 1 week

          Copy and paste that your fictitious imaginary comment When and where you ever asked WHY YOBO…???

          Copy and paste When and where you ever questioned NFF on Yobo’s appointment…???

          Copy and paste Where and when you ever questioned the fact that a man who is not a coach was appointed Asst Coach of the SE..???

          Stop being a miserable lair man!

           
        • Chidi 1 month ago

          Amuneke can’t accept anything less than oga coach of SE,yobos appointment is a move in the right direction let’s surpport n wish him well,I pray he doesn’t compromise his integrity

           
  • Can you shut the f**k up mr laloko.

     
  • GLORY 1 month ago

    The same clowns, that echoed Yobo taking over Rohr, now coming back to say he’s not qualified to be second assistant. The evil one run when no one chase. LolZ…They’ve only just realised the crack,no nonsense head Yobo is, never one to easily swayed to using SE platform to market players. O boy wrong move don cause something to press fore head come turn am to amigo.

     
  • Sammy 1 month ago

    I should believe that manager Gernot Rohr need an asset in his team that could help him and not a liability. What is the role of Yobo in the coach’s team. How is he going to help in the team. The NFF has really made things difficult for Rohr by giving him more headaches. Can you imagine the coach coaching the players and at the same time coaching Yobo! The best NFF could have done for Yobo was to draft him is to assist at the U-17 team and not from top to bottom. Personally l don’t have anything against Yobo. Just that NFF should have know how not to put a square peg in a round hole. May God help us o. Hmmmmmm l rest my case!

     
  • Cuteprince 1 month ago

    What has This stupid son of gun called laloko achieved as a coach all his life in a career spanning over 3 decades???
    This same idiot now saying Rohr ain’t a good coach was assistant Technical Director when Rohr was employed…see our elders speaking from both sides of their mouth cos Rohr didn’t succumb to using “their” players.
    Evil men

     
  • Cuteprince 1 month ago

    Please note that this was a reaction to the full interview as published by other sites

    What has This stupid son of gun called laloko achieved as a coach all his life in a career spanning over 3 decades???
    This same idiot now saying Rohr ain’t a good coach was assistant Technical Director when Rohr was employed…see our elders speaking from both sides of their mouth cos Rohr didn’t succumb to using “their” players.
    Evil men

     
  • Oakfield 1 month ago

    U know, most times, these set of evil people don’t know when they speak the truth unconsciously and this is a typical example. Laloko despite his shoddy and corrupt nature has just spoken the truth about this yobo issue. Anybody with his right senses would understand that there is something fishy about this whole thing. If at all they want him to learn the ropes in coaching after a sussessful career as a player, why didn’t they sponsor him on a coaching training course abroad rather that appointment him in a position where he’ll only be occcuoying precious space meant for a more qualified person with the ability to make meaninful contributions to the team. The money that would have been used to foot his salary should have been used to send him on a coaching course. Its really pitiful how things are done in this country.

     
    • Cuteprince 1 month ago

      Nor mind dem browse…

      Meanwhile Super Eagles next list of invitees

      Iheanacho, Dessers in
      Peter Olayinka out…
      More to follow

       
    • Sunny 1 month ago

      In total agreement. we thought out. Let’s just refrain from throwing insults. Well done, bro.

       
      • Sunny 1 month ago

        well thought out****

         
      • Cuteprince 1 month ago

        Sorry about the insult in comment guys it’s actually unlike me but sometimes this men/supposed leaders just provokes one to anger

         
    • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

      Send who on a coaching course…Na we born am…??? Na money e nor get to go coaching school b4…? He is worth $35m for heaven’s sake. If he intended being a coach in his lifetime, he wouldnt wait 6 years after retirement from football.

      Benni Mccarthy is in the same generation as Yobo, an ex-international who even won trophies at club and international level, yet he has a UEFA Pro Licence, has coached and won a trophy with Capetown FC in his homeland, and is set to go and be Jose Mourinho’s understudy at Tottenham Hotspur.

      https://www.kickoff.com/news/articles/world-news/categories/news/english-premier-league/exclusive-benni-mccarthy-reveals-details-of-jose-mourinho-link-up-at-tottenham-hotspur/673226

      He didnt sit in his parlour and expect the south african FA to force coaching on him. That’s someone who has vision and ambition.

      Can anyone now tell me that a Yobo will be more productive as a national team asst coach than someone with credentials like that of Benni Mccarthy…??? Even if Yobo wants to use the asst coach position to learn coaching….is it the 1 tactical session and 1 physical session the Eagles hold before every matchday that will train him..? Is it the about 10 -12 matches the national team plays in a year (= 10-12 Tactical and Physical sessions each) that will train him to become a coach that will be able to make any meaningful impact…?

      I refuse to support stupidity….Tufia…!

       
      • Pompei 1 month ago

        What’s up Doc, hehehehe, na wa for you and Yobo oooo. You no wan take ear hear anyfing about the dude. Guy, take am easy. Wetin Yobo do you na? The whole world has agreed with you that the selection process was faulty, and that there are likely better qualified candidates than him. Short of taking up arms and going to enforce your will on the NFF, there is nothing you can do to uninstall Yobo.
        It is good that you refuse to support stupidity. I hope and pray that if stupidity jam you for road, let it go in the opposite direction. Yobo is your brother. Help him to succeed in this new job. Enough of the negativity please!

         
        • Speaking against evil and constantly taking a stand against it is the right way to go. Bro, you just made a comment like a typical Nigerian. In the name of “there is nothing we can do about the decision”, do we have to join these savages in leadership positions in promoting their madness? Appointing Yobo to that position is so wrong on many levels. Because we cannot uninstall him still does not mean he should support mediocrity, nepotism and injustice. We all as well meaning fans of SE should condemn this without sentiments. I respect Yobo for his achievement and this is definitely nothing personal. But his appointment in this position is completely unjustified and I do not think any of us should approve this decision rooted in nepotism and corruption. If we cannot beat them, we can at least register our displeasure.

           
          • Pompei 1 month ago

            His appointment in this position is completely unjustified? That is an unfair, even uncouth expression. With no evidence or proof whatsover, you declare that Yobo’s appointment is unjust and rooted in nepotism. You took it a step further by calling him a mediocre.
            Mind you, no appointment can happen 100% devoid of criticism. Everyone’s favorite would have been Amunike, but I’m certain there are some well meaning fans out there who would also have strongly opposed that decision, arguing that he did not prove himself convincingly enough with Tanzania. If Amunike had been chosen, how would you have reacted if someone else called that apointment completely unjustified? Perhaps your problem is that you don’t know what the words “completely unjustified” mean. If you did, you would never apply those words to Yobo! He may not be the best or most qualified candidate available, but his appointment is certainly not completely unjustified.
            So in your book, my opinion makes me sound like a “typical Nigerian”? Lol, pray tell, how do typical Nigerians speak, or behave? I will not join words with you on that one.
            You want me to join you in opposing Yobo? I will not do that! Where is your evidence that the appointment is rooted in nepotism and corruption? You pass negative judgment on a man without evidence or proof! How barbaric and regressive of you!
            Register you displeasure all you want. It is your right. However, don’t forget that we have important matches coming up next month. That is where our focus should be.

             
  • Cuteprince 1 month ago

    Super Eagles next list of invitees

    Iheanacho, Dessers in
    Peter Olayinka out…
    More to follow
    Dessers confirms invite

     
    • Pompei 1 month ago

      Great to hear that Dessers is finally invited. It’s been a long time coming. Hopefully, he will get a chance to show wetin dey.

       
      • Cuteprince 1 month ago

        Wahala dey ooo…
        Coach Rohr I don’t envy you at this time. …but it’s good headache sha
        Dessers come join our attack??? Very appealing!!!

         
  • Cuteprince 1 month ago

    Super Eagles next list of invitees

    Iheanacho, Dessers in
    Peter Olayinka out…
    More to follow

    Dessers confirms invite

     
  • Let us just end this yobo story, it’s getting boring to hear it.he has been appointed so let’s see what he has to offer first simple!

     
  • It can be reversed.
    Emmanuel Amuneke should be the first assistant to Rohr.
    Yobo should start from the Under 17 Golden Eaglet.
    Nduka Ugbade or Garba Lawal, two defense minded individuals should be the third assistant and Ikeme the keeper trainer.

     
  • @Goal This kind of mindset is the reason why Nigeria cannot progress yet. Nothing justifies this sheer nepotism and madness in the part of NFF. We are so much used to condoning all manner of impunities. We are going nowhere with this mindset.

     
  • @Pompie Speaking against evil and constantly taking a stand against it is the right way to go. Bro, you just made a comment like a typical Nigerian. In the name of “there is nothing we can do about the decision”, do we have to join these savages in leadership positions in promoting their madness? Appointing Yobo to that position is so wrong on many levels. Because we cannot uninstall him still does not mean he should support mediocrity, nepotism and injustice. We all as well meaning fans of SE should condemn this without sentiments. I respect Yobo for his achievement and this is definitely nothing personal. But his appointment in this position is completely unjustified and I do not think any of us should approve this decision rooted in nepotism and corruption. If we cannot beat them, we can at least register our displeasure.

     
    • Pompei 1 month ago

      Since you sent me the same message twice on the same thread, me too I say make I reply you. Here is the my reply to you posted earlier on this thread.

      Debo:
      His appointment in this position is completely unjustified? That is an unfair, even uncouth expression. With no evidence or proof whatsover, you declare that Yobo’s appointment is unjust and rooted in nepotism. You took it a step further by calling him a mediocre.
      Mind you, no appointment can happen 100% devoid of criticism. Everyone’s favorite would have been Amunike, but I’m certain there are some well meaning fans out there who would also have strongly opposed that decision, arguing that he did not prove himself convincingly enough with Tanzania. If Amunike had been chosen, how would you have reacted if someone else called that apointment completely unjustified? Perhaps your problem is that you don’t know what the words “completely unjustified” mean. If you did, you would never apply those words to Yobo! He may not be the best or most qualified candidate available, but his appointment is certainly not completely unjustified.
      So in your book, my opinion makes me sound like a “typical Nigerian”? Lol, pray tell, how do typical Nigerians speak, or behave? I will not join words with you on that one.
      You want me to join you in opposing Yobo? I will not do that! Where is your evidence that the appointment is rooted in nepotism and corruption? You pass negative judgment on a man without evidence or proof! How barbaric and regressive of you!
      Register you displeasure all you want. It is your right. However, don’t forget that we have important matches coming up next month. That is where our focus should be.

       
    • Pompei 1 month ago

      No Debo, you have no respect for Yobo. That is a lie! How can you call someone you have respect for a mediocre? If you really respected Yobo, you would have weighed the appointment against the backdrop of Yobo’s achievements, and you would have realized that although Yobo is not the best or most qualified candidate, he is actually a very good candidate! The certificate that we are all saying he doesn’t have, he can get it while training under Rohr. And he may not have coaching experience, but he is not going to be doing much, if any coaching in this position. He will be observing and learning under Rohr. What is wrong with this arrangement, I wonder?
      The more qualified candidates would probably not accept this position, and perhaps rightly so, because they all feel qualified enough to be in a coaching role. Yobo is not yet a qualified coach, so in this sense, he is perfect for the role. He comes in to learn. He will not knock heads with Rohr, or try to assert his authority. He will do whatever is asked of him, much like an intern would do, only this intern is a very wealthy and accomplished one, career wise.
      The decision is not perfect. But all things considered, it is not evil or stupid, as some of you are arguing. For me, I will support whoever is appointed. The team is what matters, not our whims or wants.

       
      • You keep talking about Yobo’s career and his wealth of experience which qualifies him for the job. Bro! a playing career is different from a coaching career. His achievements on the football pitch is not enough justification for his appointment. He needs to first learn the ropes. And calling someone a mediocre in a profession is not entirely an insult if truly he is. It simply means he isn’t qualified yet

         
        • @pompei Let’s call a spade a spade abeg! No one hates Yobo here. I got mad respect for him but what is wrong is wrong. He would have easily gotten a coaching certification before now if he was truly interested in coaching. I don’t blame him anyways, I blame our corrupt football officials

           
    • Pompei 1 month ago

      I sincerely hope and pray that NIgerians do not adopt this attitude of yours, to condemn a man without evidence or proof! As far as you are concerned, Yobo and those who appointed him are GUILTY UNTIL THEY ARE PROVED INNOCENT.
      Do you see anything wrong with this mindset? What is the difference between this way of thinking and the mind of a despot or an autocrat? Hitler was a bad person, right? Well, news flash! Hitler’s way of thinking is very close to yours! Hitler hated entire races of people and thought they were undeserving of societal privileges, and he had no proof or evidence. He just hated for no reason. Present proof of your allegations, that Yobo’s appointment is unjust, and rooted in corruption and nepotism. Let’s talk about nepotism. Yobo is an Ogoni man. Pinnick is from Delta. I don’t think there are any Ogoni men on the NFF board. So what are your grounds for accusing them of nepotism? Thes NFF guys likely did what they thought was best, and their decision might have been wrong, granted. But to suggest that they are evil and corrupt puts you in the same HATE CATEGORY as the Nazis. We Nigerians are not like you at all. We don’t condemn a man without proof or evidence.

       
      • Mitchu 1 month ago

        Concerning your take on Yobo’s appointment, it can be concluded that you’re not a honest person
        No hard feelings tho
        One love

         
        • Pompei 1 month ago

          My friend, so I am not honest because I do not share your opinion on the Yobo appointment? LMAO!
          One love right back atcha.

           
  • Mercy 1 month ago

    Yobo had lost all the aota of respect that I initially had for him. I don’t believe he can stoop so low to take an appointment that he knew he’s not qualified for. With all his football experience playing in Europe, where did he ever seen that happening? To employ someone without a coaching license as an assistant coach? Yobo has really disappointed me…smh

     
  • Pompei 1 month ago

    This appointment of Yobo is a decision that is definitely polarising. Some support it. Others don’t. Everyone has their reasons. Very good reasons I might add. But it is wrong to say others are evil or stupid simply because they disgaree with you. If you have that mindset, then there is no difference between you and the Nazis. Yobo may do well in this job, or not. But since he has been chosen, let’s give him a chance. Judgment can come later, if required.

     
  • Larry 1 month ago

    Good contribution @ Pompei
    Some people are even mentioning Amuneke for the second assistant coach role, they need to understand that this position is suitable for someone that grow in the position for future use and Yobo is a good choice.
    If the SE chief coach becomes vacant today, Amuneke is battling with superior credentials like Oliseh.

     
  • DeStar 1 month ago

    @Pompe you are simply the best, your analysis and responses without insult was very on point .
    NFF are just using the appointment of Yobo to correct their past lapses because of the new sheriff in town ( Current Minister).
    Tell me any coach that knows his onions that would accept to serve under average coach like Roh ? Would they ask Amunike or  Oliseh to serve under him without ego problem or rocking the boat ? The problem with average unexposed Nigerians is they berry their own people even before they die and praise clueless and incompetent foreigners because of their colour . Otherwise how can one explain destructive comments on Yobo who is well grounded in Nigerian football and politics right from under age competition, to super eagles and then exposures to the best football leagues in the world where he was a captain of a premiership team , captain of Super eagles and second highest capped Nigerian player with strong and amiable character throughout his playing day . This is a guy that even though retired but still doing football analysis ( which means everything about him is FOOTBALL) . When our coaches goes outside they are shabbily treated , Keshi qualified Togo for World Cup a miracle that has never happened ( what was his reward ?) he won African Nations cup with almost half of local boys what was his reward ? ( yet an average clueless foreigner who could not go beyond first round in the World Cup whose best was bronze was being showered encomium by some in this platform as if Roh was the best to have happened to Nigerian football) . Amunike qualified the tiny Tanzania for the elusive nation cup despite going to a tournament with heap of unpaid salary ( what was his reward ? Sack of course without his backlogs of his unpaid salary , but Roh with his incompetence is smiling to the bank every month and when NFF delay ordinary match bonuses in a tournament he performed woefully in compared to what our local coaches have performed in the recent past , Rohr unashamedly went to the town as if he was owed a dime in Salary) . If Amunike is paid half of Rohr is paid not to talk of crazy condition of having to be operating from his comfort home of his country and only come to Nigeria when there is any matches involving SE , Amunike or any of our ex Internationals would win Nations Cup as proved by Keshi ).
    Enough of this distraction, Yobo is a Nigerian that served Nigerian diligently, we should allow him to live and not to be berry alive  

     
    • Pompei 1 month ago

      Thanks DeStar. We both agree that Yobo is not a terrible choice. However, I do believe that Rohr is a good coach, based on his achievements for us. That is one of the reasons why the Yobo appointment makes sense.

       
  • Well….agreed that yobo didn’t merit this but I don’t also want Amakapabo there abi what’s the point of leaving an inactive coach on the bench as an assistant? Upon his License, he failed to qualify Nigeria for 3 different competitions and still came out to say he’s happy about it. I’ll rather embrace Yobo(the inexperience)

     
  • Elder emmanuel ekpenyong 1 month ago

    Yobo is a member of the Rivers state coaches association before his appointment so those armchair critics should shealth their swords and pray for his success and cordial working relationship with Rohr. He is the next Stephen Keshi.

     
    • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

      Hehehehehe……someone who isnt a coach is a member of Rivers state coaching association…does that not make a huge mockery of the whole thing…??? LMAO

       
  • @Pompie, I read some comments on this forum that sound very interesting to me but I will just ignore and “jump am pass”. Although I am a regular on this forum, I hardly make comments. I responded to your comment because I see you as someone capable logical reasoning (I still do, pls do not take that as an insult). But I think you are missing the point completely in this case. This in not U-17 or U-21. This is SE we are talking about. If they want Yobo in that position, the very least they could have done is to tell him to get a coaching certificate (or license). One of my biggest issue with Yobo’s choice is precedence. FYI, I still prefer him (as a person) to Imama but that does not mean I will be sentimental. In Nigeria, someone only needs to set the precedence for further degradation and the successors will build on that precedence and take it to another ridiculous level.

    Our president’s WAEC certificate was a NEPA bill before they eventually fabricated one for him. We condemned that show of shame. Now they appoint an assistant coach without a coaching license for SE (not U-17 o), and we are supposed to eulogize NFF on that. The precedence Pinnick is setting here will likely come back to haunt us one day. We have many footballers who have served Nigeria meritoriously like Yobo. Should they be appointed to such a position without any qualification at all? Definitely no. Kanu is one of my favorite Nigerian players of all time. If they appoint him in the same manner I will condemn it. Therefore, you got it very wrong thinking I am disrespecting Yobo based on my opinion.

    I have known you to be logical in your argument but I am surprised in this case. I guess we all have our moment. This is more about promoting the culture of doing things right and not leaving unnecessary loopholes for further degradation. It seems like you have a personal stake in this matter because you are being emotional and arguing out of context and that is unlike you. No matter how good a player has been, the least they could have done is to ensure such a person has at least a qualification to be appointed to such a position. And the way you went all out to attack me because I inferred we need a shift in paradigm in our thinking as a people…..this matter really seems personal for you. We might have different views on issues but regardless of our differences on issues regarding opinions, we should always remember that there are issues of principles and ethics, and there are issues of personal opinions. We should not mix up the two situations when talking about personal bias.

    The bottom line is that appointing someone without any coaching experience or training whatsoever (AT ANY LEVEL), and who never understudied anyone as an assistant coach in age grade for SE is questionable. If we are talking about age grade teams that would have been different. SE should not be treated as a guinea pig. There almost nothing else that makes many people happy as a Nigerian at the moment apart from SE. Pinnick should not treat that fact with levity and toy with peoples’ emotions. It appears like he is not aware of how strategic his position as an NFF chairman is That is very wrong on many levels.

     
    • Pompei 1 month ago

      Debo, you are really hung up on this CERTIFICATE of a thing oooo. Certificate is a good thing, and is evidence that one has received specialized training. But certificate is not everything. Some of the biggest corporations in the world today were started by individuals who dropped out of school. One of them was started by a Harvard dropout in his parents’ house (the garage). He is a billionaire today, one of the world’s wealthiest men, and his company is a tech giant. If you had the opportunity to invest in those startups back then, would you stop yourself because the entrepreneur has no certificate? Fast forward 10, 20 years, and you will be crying a river, because you would have lost out on millions of dollars!
      Let me remind you that as assistant coach, Yobo will not be doing any coaching or team selection/management. Rohr will be handling all that. Yobo will simply be helping Rohr with whatever he needs. So the SE are still in the capable hands of Rohr, while Yobo is in the privileged position of learning from Rohr and gaining valuable experience. Of course there are always pros and cons to every argument. But the pros I see here are huge! The appointment is a good one.
      As I have said repeatedly, the PROCESS of the Yobo appointment leaves a lot to be desired. However, the INDIVIDUAL appointed has potential. Every decision made by man is fallible. What men try to do is mitigate the risk of failure. If the Yobo appointment was a gamble, it looks like a pretty good gamble to me.

       
  • @deStar can you see your level if thinking? you called a man who has is license and boast of so many experiences by coaching both international and club teams, he even played football at the highest level too. So, you are comparing Yobo with Rohr simply cos he is a Nigerian that is racism but let me tell you something the truth is Yobo is not qualified for the job

     
    • De-Star 1 month ago

      @Tayo, please don’t let us go into the debate of Rohr competence, what has he achieved for super eagles , that our local coaches have not surpassed that in the resent past even with less than 10% remuneration and mouthwatering condition of service given to an average coach in Rohr .
      Rohr himself and his NFF employers and the entire world ( African Africans countries inclusive) know Rohr is a super flop and FAILURE. A clueless and lazy coach who spent how many years without being able to discovered 1 reliable goalkeeper ( If I may ask how many months does it takes our under paid n under motivated local coaches to develop the likes of Ike Shorumu, Cal Ikpeme , Eyanma , Dele Ayenugba etc ) .
      Please let us allow Rohr continue to wak his awuf- free money while it last .
      Enough of this noice on Yobo , let him die before you berry him 

       
  • @pompei and de star.may chukwu okike abiama bless you guys. I dont see anything wrong in apointing yobo as se asst coach. Yobo will do very well he played in belgum. France. England. Turkey. National team junior and senior level. W/cup app 3 2002. 2010. 2014. Afcon app 6 2002. 2004. 2006. 2008. 2010.2013. He Won afcon as captain. Played football under big coaches. Lets souport and pray for this guy stop blaming nff they made a good choice. Every succesful coach started from some where and yobo has started as se ass coach.

     
  • @ de Star see, am not joining issue with you.I Am not by any way related to Rohr neither getting anything from him but let’s be fair and just in our assessment of a man who has done his best and he is still doing it. You are talking as if he is the highest paid coach in Africa besides do u know how much Egypt paid their 2 foreign coaches who left of recent or Cameroon, even South Africa compared to what Rohr is getting here and what was their performance? So, the fact that u did not like the man cos of his skin doesn’t mean you shop should jump at every opportunity to ridicule him just because you want your own (Yobo) there even if he is not qualified for the job. No disrespect to yobo but truth must be said so that people in authority will learn.We can’t continue to do things with nepotism Thanks.

    @ de Star see, am not joining issue with you.I Am not by any way related to Rohr neither getting anything from him but let’s be fair and just in our assessment of a man who has done his best and he is still doing it. You are talking as if he is the highest paid coach in Africa besides do u know how much Egypt paid their 2 foreign coaches who left of recent or Cameroon, even South Africa compared to what Rohr is getting here and what was their performance? So, the fact that u did not like the man cos of his skin doesn’t mean you shop should jump at every opportunity to ridicule him just because you want your own (Yobo) there even if he is not qualified for the job. No disrespect to yobo but truth must be said so that people in authority will learn.We can’t continue to do things with nepotism Thanks.

     
    • De-Star 1 month ago

      @Tayo, please don’t get me wrong, there shouldn’t be any reason nor basis that could have warranted joining issues , as a matter of fact I choose to reply you because of your matured analysis without use of uncultured insults some do dishes out in this forum.
      Point of correction, I did not hate Rohr because of his colour and couldn’t have because of my professional background and exposure but I do detest when we pull down our own people, it makes me bleed , especially when we are in a public domain that are easily accessible to outside world as Complete Sports news .
      I am only judging Rohr based on his achievements with the number of years , remuneration and condition of services vis-a-vis the local coaches achievement in the past with ridiculous remuneration ( to whom much is given, much is definitely expected) , like I said I don’t want to go into the area of assessment as everyone knows Rohr is an average coach whose our local coaches can achieve higher achievement than him given same opportunity as available for Rohr. NFF is simply wasting tax payers money, if Rohr is not the highest paid coach in Africa , but would any of those coaches takes their jobs with levity as does by Rohr with big salary operating from his comfort house in his country and only jet in the country like our foreign players when they have matches to play ? No wonder Mr Rohr never discovered one single talent in our local league ( No sane employer in the World would tolerate that ?). Rohr is simply not fit to solely handle super eagles hence choice of Yobo with his local and international exposure to complement Mr Rohr’s deficiency.
      Back to Yobo , Omo Iya mi, until Nigerians learn to appreciate their own and adequately support their own and defend their own ;we can never progress as nation ( NFF too is a major culprit ).
      It is high time , we stopped negative criticism and leave our own people badly exposed , I watched Igalo playing for ManU this evening I nearly cry for the way some bad Nigerians frustrated this guy out of our national team even before the kick off of the last African Nations Cup , Igalo didn’t loose focus , he proved the proponents of PULL THEM DOWN Nigerian syndrome by emerging the highest goal scorer and then quit Super eagle unceremoniously, NFF badly exposed the best coach SiaSia to the outside world to such extent of not only owing him in salary arrears but would be turn Siasia to a beggar before he can take his team to any tournament ( just to make him fail to have alibi to always hire their white coaches who they can make deal with) ; Siasia was badly exposed to such extent that the last Olympic , Siasia and his team was stranded and took help from another country providing travel tickets expenses before Siasia team could landed in the host country with 30 minutes to their opening match ( with all these Siasia shamed them by getting the solitary bronze medal in that year Olympic ) . Now the same Siasia’s career is in danger now as the FIFA had already buried him alive without hearing from him ( Of course FIFA could be of opinion that a coach who is paid paltry salary with same salary not forthcoming and being a beggar coach where another country had to rescue , definitely if that one is approached for match fixing he would fall in, and of course too FIFA would would be happy we continue higher foreign coaches at the expense of our own ).
      Jose Mourinho was just an ordinary Interpreter before he was before he was given life line opportunity because of the dexterity at which he analyzes matches for his boss , he had already settled down for a coaching job before he went for coaching certificate , today Jose is the second highest paid coach in the world