Adegboye Onigbinde, a former Nigeria coach who guided the Super Eagles to a silver medal feat at the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Ivory Coast has wished the Gernot Rohr’s team well in Saturday’s AFCON 2019 Round of 16 clash against Cameroon and in their subsequent matches, Completesports.com reports.
Onigbinde who took the Super Eagles to the 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup, lamented what he described as ‘being sidelined in football by the authorities.
“I’m not within the Super Eagles circle. I’m not also within the football circles because the authorities have decided to sideline me in football matters,” Onigbinde stated in an exculusive chat with Completesports.com.
“So, I don’t know what’s going on in the team at the moment.
“But I’m a Nigerian, a patriotic Nigerian for that matter, and I wish the team well in their campaign.
“I will continue to pray for the Super Eagles and wish them well all the time,” Onigbinde stated.
Onigbinde, 81, was a FIFA and CAF Technical Instructor. He was a onetime General Manager of Shooting Stars Sports Club, 3SC, Ibadan and served severally as Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
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