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Peseiro….Going, Going, Gone! –Odegbami

Peseiro….Going, Going, Gone! –Odegbami

When the story of Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles, through history will be told, it will never be complete without the mention of a certain Jose Peseiro.

Without doubt, he will be listed amongst the national coaches that took the Super Eagles to the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations, did not clinch it, yet he was rewarded more than any other coach in the history of Nigerian football.

Jose Peseiro is a 64-years old Portuguese coach recommended by the renowned Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho, to the former president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, on the eve of completing his tenure. His link to Mourinho, was his biggest credential. He did not have any known pedigree in football to deserve to be engaged by one of the biggest teams in Africa, one with the enviable reputation of the Super Eagles. Peseiro got the job offered to him on the platter of wood. It was so cheap, he started work on a verbal contract. It was so ‘cheap’ that when his monthly wage was slashed half-way into his 2-year contract, he accepted and held on to the job that many consider a holiday since he was working from his base in Europe most of the time.

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Peseiro did not disappoint those who questioned his credentials and why he was hired.  For the period of almost two years that he spent as coach of the national team he hardly won any international matches, could not produce a good consistent team, did not impact domestic football in any way, stuck stubbornly to a goalkeeper that the entire country saw as not the best, and did not produce a single, exceptionally-gifted player. He took Nigerians  through a frustrating period that left them without a shred of hope going to AFCON 2023 at the start of the year.  That was his report card before the championship in Cote D’Ivoire. jose-peseiro-super-eagles-nigeria-nff-nigeria-football-federation-afcon-2023

Against the grain of all expectations the Super Eagles did well, even though they would not be remembered for any spectacular performances, or special moments during the championship. Their passage through the group matches, the round of 16 and up to the quarter-finals were ‘tales of the unexpected’. With a little bit of luck the team scraped through the matches with relative ease.  By the time they arrived at the semi-final match, the players had become confident, were playing with much more ease and had succeeded in making Nigerians to have hope despite all the obvious technical flaws in the team and Peseiro’s bewildering technical manipulations during matches. Tactically, most of his substitution of players made the team weaker not stronger. No one could decipher his tactical intentions. Obviously, he may not have had any.

The team had two Captains. One did not even kick a single ball throughout, and the other one became the leader that the team had lacked for some time, and played himself into reckoning as the Most Valuable Player of the championship!

In the midfield, the Super Eagles did not have a single truly outstanding player.  The team’s talisman, Africa’s newly minted Best Player, failed to ignite any fire, scoring only a single goal in 6 matches. Fans waited throughout the championship for a ‘souvenir’ from him, a memento to take away, a moment of a great solo performance. It never came in all the 6 matches!

At the final match, the team was dismantled by Peseiro’s lack of tactical depth as well as the players’ capitulation to the pressure of the electricity in the air, an atmosphere that would weaken any faint hearts as it did the Super Eagles.

The tactics adopted unchangingly by the Nigerian team was simple, elementary but effective until the final match. He did not have a second strategy. It was the same tactics that we learnt 45 years ago, in 1979, during the 3 months training of the Green Eagles in Brazil.

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A defensive funnel strategy that requires every player to fall back in the shape of a funnel into their own half of the field as soon as the team loses possession of the ball. They will  them mark the spaces and not the men, always outnumbering the opposing players in Nigeria’s goal area, making it difficult for them to create goal-scoring chances – typical Jose Mourinho tactics. That’s why the Nigerian defense was difficult to break down most of the time.

Jose Peseiro seemed contented with achieving his personal goal of a semi-final place in AFCON. In 2024, such a level of ambition is pedestrian, totally unacceptable because it is not justified by the humongous wage he earns at a time when the country as a whole is going through excruciatingly difficult times and the country is poor.

Although, Peseiro is not connected to the sad tragedy that struck the country when at least 6 Nigerians that died from the pressure generated during the semi-final match, the result of poor tactical changes during the match, pressures that would have been avoided if he knew what he was doing tactically.

The country has been very generous and grateful to him for the service he rendered specifically during AFCON 2023 which took us to the final match. He has been rewarded beyond whatever contributions he made to the country’s football. No other nation on earth would have given him a house, a land in Abuja, all the bonuses he collected, and a National Honour, for coming second in a championship.  It must be the most generous gift in the history of football in the world. He should go, leave Nigerian football alone and enjoy the largesse.

The Nigeria that Nigerians envision after the present ‘crucible of fire’ that the country is passing through, is a country with the ultimate dream to emerge refined and ready to take its rightful place amongst the greatest countries on earth in many fields, including football.

The goals are lofty and, definitely, beyond what a foreigner or White man without solid grounding in football can achieve for Nigeria. Jose Peseiro does not have what it takes to take the Super Eagles to the next level.

The conversation now should be who should be given the responsibility to replace him amongst the Nigerian Coaches that are more qualified than Jose Peseiro to handle the national team. There are a few waiting in the wings that deserve to be given the opportunity.

Gratitude

I wish to thank the following that made my AFCON 2023 Roadshow possible –

Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Ltd, Goldberg Lager Beer, Airpeace Airlines, His Excellency, Senator Otunba Gbenga Daniel; His Excellency, Chief Bode George; Engineer Oluwatoyin Jokosenumi; Engineer Tony Ojesina; Lola Visser-Mabogunje and Remi Okuboyejo (both of them in Abidjan).

 


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COMMENTS

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  • Thank you, Segun. Sentiment apart, the most qualified local is Coach Augustine Eguavoen going by merit.

    • Pls can tell us one major achievement egueavoen has achieved for Nigeria compare to Amunike.. sentiment apart .Amunike is the best qualified… coach Tanzania team to the nation cup for the first time.. take the eaglet to final by discovering osimhen… Egavoun took git knock out from under 17 with Mikel obi, was unable to qualify us to the world…There is. Nothing technical about Egavoun…

      • My friend come front, leave under15 abi na under17 behind. We are talking about the senior team.
        Back to the discourse, Coach Eguaveon won an Afcon bronze even before the so-called coach Rohr. You need to check Eguavoen profile to compare it with other local coaches. The truth is that Eguavoen is the most qualified going by facts on the the ground.

    • Kaycee 2 months ago

      Funny how elderly statesmen know all the problems but never the solution. Agreed peseiro played defensive football Buh please where are the players. Half play in turkey with mid table teams. In my books that’s the best the eagles have played siince Rohr. 
      Now we have taken 10 steps back to Eguaveon. 
      Asides from amuneke who coached Tanzania who else can tinker that team as a Nigerian the apologies to Tanzania who are the players of Tanzanian team
      Bring in Nigerian coaches who cannot command respect from the players we all heard what mikel said about oliseh and we saw the wonders Ollish performed at his other jobs
      I hope the NFF gets it right 

      • If you like continue crying ya tribal cry till thy kingdom come, you will continue to remain a loser. Egu and finito are taking Eagles to the World cup. Mark my words!

  • Pepple 2 months ago

    Egu must hit the ground running, no time.

    • I have learnt not to take Mr. Segun Odegbami analysis serious. Their advice has mislead us in the past. He will be very satisfied if Onigbinde is given the job as the super eagles coach

      • DoMastta 2 months ago

        Your remarks are spot on.

        That Odegbami guy makes young people ‘se finish’ so-called elderly experience.

        The baba go just open mouth, na so so incantations go dey jump out.

        Nothing ever positive nor constructive.

        Meanwhile, him age mates don coach and manage international clubs and countries to success, him na to ALWAYS to Pull him Down e sabi.

  • Edison Echede 2 months ago

    Well said Pepple. I think the media should engage our new coach, Eguavoen since there are matches in this month till June when we are playing World Cup qualifiers. God bless the Federal government of Nigeria.

  • I have learnt not to take Mr. Segun Odegbami analysis serious. He has mislead us on several occasions in the past. I am sure he will be satisfied if Onigbinde is given the job as the super eagles coach

  • Ley Patson 2 months ago

    Uncle ségé, your writeup is plenty. Anyways, the cesero mustn’t allow ex players like Amuneke to get close to him because the inclusion of that guy was the reason why our team didn’t qualified for the last World cup.

  • Blessed Ukekei 2 months ago

    If Coach Austin and Finidi really want to succeed and possibly lead the Eagles to the next World Cup or even prepare the team for another foreign coach, then they must use the following players to prosecute the games.

    Nwabali, Leke Ojo, Ajayi, Omerua, Osayi, Bassey, Aina, Ebuehi, Zaidu, Amoo, Aribo, Yusuf, Onyeka, Boniface, Tella, Osimhen, Lookman, Simon, Folunsho.

    Eguavoen must open up communication channels to these players going forward.

  • ABDULRAZAK 2 months ago

    EGUAVON AGAIN? ARE WE DELUSIONAL IN THIS COUNTRY?

    • Charles Ndengau 2 months ago

      You come off an unruly individual typing on caps lock, pun intended.

      Sincerely speaking, Egu is pole ahead of the so-called outgoing Coach Peseiro. In Egu’s first seven matches with the Eagles before the 2022 Afcon, he won 6 and drew only one, can you say that of Peseiro? This was before Amuneke was drafted in and the very reason why the Eagles didn’t qualify for the last World cup. That’s the truth but if you say uneasy lies on the head that wears the crown, then and only then but Egu must have realised that by now.

  • Kingsley 2 months ago

    Oga Segun has always been against any foreign coach..Always advocating for local coaches even when incompetent..Local coaches that the player agents pay to invite to national team..Local coaches that use quota system pick players..If our local coaches are good, why do they not go away to coach? Let’s see our coaches doing well in South Africa, Egypt, Morocco etc..You think winning the Nigeria league shows a coach is good?What they do in Nigeria league is technic and stamina no tactical analysis.I do not rate any Nigeria league coach

  • Dave O 2 months ago

    Nigeria is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result? I wouldn’t bet against South Africa winning the World Cup ticket at our expense. We were knocked out in the round of 16th in Cameroon and lost the World Cup ticket to Ghana under the same Augustine Eguavan. Chaos, instability and self inflicted wound is a Nigerian thing.

  • Kingsley 2 months ago

    Eguavoen failed as Un 17 coach 2003, failed to qualify as u dere 23 coach when we failed to qualify for Olympics.. Failed as super eagles coach to qualify for world cup..The same coach is the interim coach of eagles..God please take me away from the country..

    • Francis Elugba 2 months ago

      The little knowledge didn’t know the same Coach Eguavoen won an Afcon bronze besides having some stints coaching international club sides in Greece and South Africa. Even on the local scene, Eguavoen led Eyimba based club won Federation cup having qualified hem for CAF club tournament. Which of the other local coaches with such impressive record? Just name one….Make wuna dey leave tribalism for yard for the betterment of Nigeria and her sporting activities. NFF is right in its decision to recall Eguavoen based on merit, that’s what people are saying.

  • Greatness 2 months ago

    Why can’t NFF go ahead and engage a permanent coach? Why always doing this interim coach thing until it is too late? Why are they gambling with the world cup ticket all over again?

  • Papafem 2 months ago

    Eguaveon has achieved nothing with the team. He has failed both as a club coach and a national team gaffer.

    He almost led Sunshine Stars to relegation during his time there. He failed woefully as a our u23 coach. His u17 team in 2003 couldn’t even get out of the group. He also failed as the coach of Eyinmba. He led Nigeria to failure in Cameroon at the 2021 AFCON and bungled our chances of going to the last WC. On what basis is Eguaveaon coming back?

    The only indigenous coach o feels could be do a bit of job is Finidi George. This is because he has a been with Peseiro, leant a few things and is a better passion to keep the momentum going, with a tweak to reflect his own offensive side. And that should be on a short basis except he proved otherwise.

    In terms of success achieved in various work places, Eguaveon is another version of Peseiro. He’s is even worse in that in Peseiro has a better AFCON record than Egu did.

  • Tokunbo. O 2 months ago

    Nigeria is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result? I wouldn’t bet against South Africa winning The World Cup ticket at our expense. We were knocked out of the round of 16th in Cameroon by Tunisia and lost The World Cup ticket to Ghana under the same Augustine Eguavon. Chaos, instability and self inflicted wound is a Nigerian thing.

  • SuperGoals 2 months ago

    @Papafem and @Kingsley, I agree with you on selecting the coach for the Super Eagles, I will also concur with @Papafemand that FInidi should continue as the coach, as he has leant from PJ and from is pedigree as a player he has won the European champions league and has also had some success in the Nigeria league, if Nigeria want success let only him continue with the team, there is no need for Eguavan or Amunike as of now, do not let history repeat itself as it did with non qualifying for the world cup in Qatar.

    Finidi can do the job, It will also give us time to find an white coach if we need one, which we may not even need when Finidi succeed.

  • ABDULRAZAK 2 months ago

    THE MAJOR REASON WHY SEGUN ODEGBAMI AND HIS CO-TRAVELLERS WANT BLOCK HEADS LOCAL COACHES IS SO THAT THEY CAN DICTATE PLAYER SELECTION, PLAYING PATTERN AND FORMATION, ETC. WHAT HAS EGUAVON ACHIEVED SINCE THE DISASTROUS OUTING IN CAMEROON AND WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS? WHAT?

    • Eguavoen took Eagles to Afcon once and got us a bronze medal, yes Eagles got knocked out at the round of 16 but he only had two months with the team before that year’s afcon, so it will be unfair to hang that on his neck. Personally, in the absence of coach Siasia, Eguavoen is the only coach that can bring all our players together both known and unknown, established and unestablished.

      • Kanayo 2 months ago

        Don’t mind them, they are always quick to rubbish Eguavoen with petty excuses. Give him a free hand to work, let him also lose friendlies and draw games same way you allow for the white coaches

      • Dennis 2 months ago

        He only had 2 months? How come he lost the world Cup ticket to a coach that barely had any experience. Ghana’s coach had less experience and pipped us to the world Cup ticket. Keep making silly excuses to have failures lead us

    • Kanayo 2 months ago

      So nobody was selecting for paserio. Dey play. It was obvious players were forced on him, and didn’t have the guts to say no

  • But wait o, let me just bring up this one though I haven’t seen it on CSN.

    How on earth should eguavoen be given another chance as interim coach after the heart breaks he caused us the last time?

    Why is it only in Nigeria things are done upside dow??

    Ivory coast sacked their coach, the technical adviser didn’t jump at the job, he allowed the assistant coach in person of an experienced Fae Emerse that has been in coaching job for over 10 years consistently to take over as interim coach until after the tournament.

    In Nigeria once a coach is fired, the failed technical adviser that haven’t managed any team for the past 10 years(I stand to be corrected) would just jump in and drag us backward.

    The same technical adviser that an unknown Tunisian assistant coach used a COVID 19 affected team to TACTICALLY & TECHNICALLY taught some football lessons is all Nigeria can bring in as interim coach…..

    The same man that the worst GHANA team in over a decade outclassed and picked the sole world cup ticket is all we see….

    What happened to the assistant that worked with PESEIRO, FINIDI GEORGE?

    What happened to the active NPFL coaches?

    Can’t we use them as interim coach until we sort everything out?

    With this man as the interim coach, unless a new coach is employed before the south African game in 3 months time, count NIGERIA absent in 2026 WORLD CUP.

    Why must it be eguavoen again????

    • Helius 2 months ago

      my broda u don see am Finding,Ogunmodede,Ilechukwu and Mangut Ayuba are indigenous coaches d NFF suppose dey look out for but no na dia guy dem carry out there upon all d disappointments wey him don give us.

  • Nff has debunk the rumour of hiring eguavoen as interim coach..pls Let wait for d official communication from nff media officer..

    • Let it be as you said…. Somebody that has not been in coaching for over 5 years is given a national team to manage…. Can this happen in England, Brazil, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Argentina etc???

      Every nonsense is always in Nigeria

      • Peter Ubi 2 months ago

        I sympathize with you but however, let’s tell ourselves the truth and stop being emotional. Coach Eguaveon and Finidi should be given permanent appointments to take the Eagles to the World cup.
        Meanwhile, we must also remember every coaching crew need time to perform better and not the NFF 2 weeks interim based appointment.

        • By default Eguavoen will the interim coach as he is the nff’s technical director. This is no brainer. I doubt Finidi will be given the job full time unless he has acquired all his necessary caf badges or its equivalent. Not so long ago caf barred him from the champions league dug out with Eyinmba and he had to watch from the spectators area and communicate with his team from there (that will not be good for a national team).
          As for Amunike, I don’t think he has anything to offer judging from his exploits in Sudan and Egypt lately.
          The best the nff can do is look outside again.

          • Onero 2 months ago

            @Kim; thank you and you are 100% on point.
            Amunike is just doing a showdown, he actually cannot take us anywhere, that would be 100 steps backward.The national team need a foreign manager technically sound,discipline and have the advantage of traveling round the world with his scout without Visa restriction, unlike local coach Amunike who would face a lot of international barriers and not command respects with the big stars

  • A.Soy 2 months ago

    Eguavoen again, don’t we ever learn??? Yes Peseiro was deficient, the final match exposed him and showed his lack of ambition but Eguavoen had been given the chance and he simply doesn’t have what it takes to move us to the next level….perhaps Amuneke but definitely not Eguavoen if we are really serious of qualifying for the World Cup!!

    • Fatlee Okosun 2 months ago

      Thats not true….
      Your small brain should’ve told you Eguavoen is many meters ahead of Amuneke in terms of coaching experience and results therefore.
      Besides, the boys are used to him and understand him better. So, it presupposes that the most qualified among them be given at least a 4years contract papers to sign instead of the two weeks the NFF contracted Eguaveon preluding the 2022 Afcon in Cameroon.

  • Codex 2 months ago

    The fact that Eguavoen was given this job on an interim basis shows where the NFF are as an organization

    The fact that some of us here are supporting this lazy and unprofessional move shows where we are as a nation

    No sane entity will recycle part of its problems to be the solution to the said problem

    As @UBFE said its only in Nigeria that such crap,such nonsense will be done and supported.

    In as much as an indigenous coach should be considered this time around,can’t the NFF comb the league for coaches. Yes our league coaches are not at so called level required but if they want a fresh start,then a new face is best not some old, disappointing face.

    Then Eguavoen led technical committee will outline performance based requirements for this coaches while the administrators will offer the necessary support without their usual drama and bickering plus ensuring that they reduce the pressure factor on the coach by non interference. This is how other properly run footy nations do theirs,its the basic form of administrative management.

    But no what we see is a regurgitation of the same old face because the NFF are too lazy to hold proper interviewing process with our locals(the ones who actually work for their Cvs to be acknowledged).

    As for merit in as much as Austin will command the squads respect because its not his first rodeo and has a decent CV, he’s not what we need at the moment. Amunike is a name I’ve seen been bandied about but he hasn’t done anything for himself recently to warrant the job. If the NFF wants to copy the Cameroun/Senegal/Ivory Coast method then Finidi is the man for the job cos he’s been around the block for 2 years plus he’s closer to our league than the other previous names I mentioned.

    If the NFF want a new indigenous face then they should look no further than Dan Ogunmodede or Fidelis Ilechukwu or maybe Stan Eguma,even Kennedy Boboye these are consistent names in the NPFL whose track records though not at par but you may never know what’ll happen if given the opportunity to man the SE hot seat. It will further promote our league and make the up coming ones to sit up and improve their game.

  • @Codex, this is no brainer as I have mentioned earlier. Eguavoen in the nff technical director, hence he is there tentatively until a new coach is appointed, this is also a moneysaving move as Eguavoen is part of nff and salaried hence no need of additional payment (he simply collect his monthly salary while performing the roles of a technical director and interim SE coach). As for Finidi, Boboye et al, caf have a specific minimum requirement for national team coaches (a must have in terms of badges to coach a national team) and these guys I doubt have them. Just of recent Pitso Mosimane did an interview (its on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74J9juY39f0 ) where he claimed only him, Aliou Cisse and one other person in east are the only three coaches with caf pro license in tropical Africa/sub sahara africa. That says a lot.

    • Codex 1 month ago

      The other person is Walid Regragui btw I’ve seen your post but what of the foreign coaches who are coming to coach African teams,don’t they need the said license to be given an African job? Or is theirs different as usual

      • Codex 1 month ago

        Sorry I meant to say florent ibenge not Walid regragui although both have the pro license

      • @Codex, to coach a national team in Africa now, you must a cat pro license or equivalent (that is uefa pro, American pro, the Asians also have their own same as south America). So coaches like Egbo, Amunike, Eguavoen, Emenalo, Olofinjana et al are qualified as the have uefa pro which is acceptable by caf.
        Caf introduce the requirements so as to improve coaching standard and stop journey men coaches.
        Some Nigerian coaches are just too laid back to update themselves.

        • Codex 1 month ago

          Honestly they won’t challenge themselves at all well thanks for the info

  • Omo9ja 2 months ago

    Fellow Nigerians, please, we need togetherness to make great things happen in 9ja. All we are asking for is a two years professional contract from NFF. By doing this, I believe our own we me us and Africa proud.

    When it comes to the national team, we all love our Super Eagles, Super Falcons, and so on, but do we love ourselves like our national teams? Capital NO.

    Hmm. However, let’s unite Nigerians so that we can take Nigeria to the promised land.

    Haven’t said that, I’m in support of the local coach because nobody knows our players more than ourselves.

    Coach Eguavoen is in charge temporarily now, but has he learned one or two things from the past? That is what really my thoughts.

    If Mr. No nonsense can put sentiments aside and select the best squad for Nigeria with plan A and B, I believe he can qualify Nigeria to both Afcon and the World Cup.

    If we remember, we all enjoyed total football from Mr. No nonsense. It doesn’t have to be Amunike if NFF can not offer him a contract, but on one condition, if Eguavoen has learned his lesson, why not? Let’s give him support.

    If Eguavoen and Finidi can work collectively, I am very confident that they will have more than Oga Rohr and coach Paseiro.

    NFF should give our local coaches a two years contract with a free hand to rebuild Super Eagles. Not that we don’t have a team, but we just need to adjust the way the team is playing.

    My people, it is time for our own to take us to the promised land. What foreign coaches have failed to do, our local coaches can do it much better. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Omo9ja 2 months ago

      Fellow Nigerians, please, we need togetherness to make great things happen in 9ja. All we are asking for is a two years professional contract from NFF. By doing this, I believe our own will make Nigeria and Africa proud.

      When it comes to the national team, we all love our Super Eagles, Super Falcons, and so on, but do we love ourselves like our national teams? Capital NO.

      Hmm. However, let’s unite Nigerians so that we can take Nigeria to the promised land.

      Haven’t said that, I’m in support of the local coach because nobody knows our players more than ourselves.

      Coach Eguavoen is in charge temporarily now, but has he learned one or two things from the past? That is what really my thoughts.

      If Mr. No nonsense can put sentiments aside and select the best squad for Nigeria with plan A and B, I believe he can qualify Nigeria to both Afcon and the World Cup.

      If we remember, we all enjoyed total football from Mr. No nonsense. It doesn’t have to be Amunike if NFF can not offer him a contract, but on one condition, if Eguavoen has learned his lesson, why not? Let’s give him support.

      If Eguavoen and Finidi can work collectively, I am very confident that they will achieve more than Oga Rohr and coach Paseiro in the Super Eagles.

      NFF should give our local coaches a two years contract with a free hand to rebuild Super Eagles. Not that we don’t have a team, but we just need to adjust the way the team is playing.

      My people, it is time for our own to take us to the promised land. What foreign coaches have failed to do, our local coaches can do it much better. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • It’s this same Eguavoen that did not know when the Ghana coach changed formation during WQ, if this is the only coach in Nigeria I tell you we don’t have a Coach

  • All those Calling for Indegineous Coach you guys should be creful what you wish for We do not want to start hearing NPFL player Stories in this team pls you will destroy our football. We have a winning formula with players now in SE. Local Coaches who want SE job do the right thing and make a rule that NO LOCAL PLAYER SHOULD MOVE STRAIGHT TO SE WITHOUT EARNING THIER STIPES BY PASSING THROUGH THE CHAN CHANEL THIS SHOULD BE A RULE IN NIGERIA. WE DONT WANT STORIES THAT A PLAYER FROM LOCAL LEAGUE CAN DO WHAT OSIMHEN IS DOING IN SE IF GIVEN THE CHANCE WE DON”T WANT THAT STORY UNLESS HE IS SPECIAL AND SCOUTS FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD ARE BOOKING FLIGHTS TO NIGERIA TO WATCH AND SIGN. THE INDIVIDUAL UP AND THIS MUST BE PUBLICISED KNOWLEDGE AS IN THIER ARE YOUTUBE VIDEOS BEEN MADE OF HIM BY CONTENT CREATORS WORLD WIDE. IF THIS IS NOT THE CASE NO PLAYER FROM NPFL DESERVES SE CHANCE WITHOUT GETTING THEIR HANDS DIRTY IN CHAN TOURNAMENTS OR TOUCHING THE CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY LET US LEARN FROM SA THIER NATIONAL TEAM IS FULL OF PLAYERS FROM SUNDOWNS WHY BECAUSE SUNDOWNS ARE DOING WELL IN CAF CHMAPIONS LEAGUE YEAR IN YEAR OUT

    • Ugo your suggestion is good, if only we will have coaches who will have the belief of Stephen Keshi and daring spirit of Sunday Oliseh.
      When picked the Sunday Mbah, Oboboana, uzoenyi of this world, there were Nigerian stars playing in abroad leaque but his belief in the potentials of these players and desire to encourage our home grown players moved him to take the bull by the horns against all odds,the result is there for all to see, no foreign coach has surpassed that achievement till date.
      Since he left the scene attempt have been made to ridicule home based players by subsequent coaches and the one that tried to follow Keshi’s template (Oliseh) was fought till he abandoned his duty post and ran for his dear life, that is a narrative for tomorrow or how would you explain a coach who cried out that he was being attacked with witchcraft as if that is not enough, you left a national team coach to use his money to feed the team during a tournament in south Africa I think, all these did not alarm football analysts but when he abandoned the team desperately running for his dear life, many Nigerians just hanged on one side of the story to nail Oliseh.
      The import of Rohr and recently oga Pesseiro further alienated the home based players, infact they treated them with disdain and our analyst got carried away with their contemptuous treatment, I give an example, Rohr so used Ezenwa as stand by generator till it became clear he just wanted shut Nigerians mouth,can any of the analyst remember any occasion Ezinwa fumbled btw the sticks while on national assignment?,while Rohr was searchings and experimenting till he found a goalkeeper in the 3rd German leaque as if it was a conspiracy well planned by this expertrates we all saw how Pesseiro showed highest level of disdain to our local players when he was trying to impose Uzoho on us when it was clear he was not in his best element, did you see how much hues and cry that went up the air that we have home based keepers that can do better, ideally should we have told Pesseiro that, every objective observer knew that he was be t on forcing Uzoho against reasoning on other players. it’s a matter of mindset, it took the last tournament for Pesseiro to device strategy that pushed us to the second position in AFCON, how many local coach will Nigerians give that time and endure shame of loosing to smaller countries even at our backyard? But we endure and still moved on this is the cause of our siddon look when AFCON approached.
      We must encourage local content for charity must begin at home.

  • @Cryil can Please ask you where and what happened to Sunday Mbah and Ejike’s Career Trajectory after Keshi blessed them with the international exposure?, might I add over more deserving players?.

    Can I tell you even Juwon Oshaniwa, Michael Babatunde, Oke Uchebo, Ruben Gabriel and Co what happened to these players … All these players where was thier longevity players who it is well knowledge now that Keshi and Amokachi benefitted Monetarily from thier Inclusions in WC. Let tell Keshi Started this granted for AFCON 2013 Keshi came in to make his name and his squad there was good however starting from the Confed Cup the same year his ego had already taken over and start clouding his judgement by WC 2014 it is well knowledge that Keshi Took half a squad that did not deserve to be there however paid thier wy there THE WHOLE ENTIRE BENCH. SO please spare me the Keshi Gloryfying but he and Amokachi are the reason we missed out on 2 consecutive AFCON’s after the 2013 Glory as a ripple effect of the big head he got from his AFCON Glory. infact we only started selecting our best legs again last year and I will say Peseiro made that happen.

    @Cyril Everybody know’s me on this forum and the reason I am against Any local coach is for the very reason you are trying to praise the main Culprits that put us in this mess

    Continue to rest in Peace Big Boss.

    Ps. I will never shy away from the truth on this platform I will not

  • @Cryil can Please ask you where and what happened to Sunday Mbah and Ejike’s Career Trajectory after Keshi blessed them with the international exposure?, might I add over more deserving players?.

    Can I tell you even Juwon Oshaniwa, Michael Babatunde, Oke Uchebo, Ruben Gabriel and Co what happened to these players … All these players where was thier longevity players who it is well knowledge now that Keshi and Amokachi benefitted Monetarily from thier Inclusions in WC. Let me tell you what happened they faded to obscurity as Keshi only needed thier sign on bonus(in the event they move on to a big club after the undeserved exposure) and agent fees from making the WC Squad Keshi Started this granted for AFCON 2013 Keshi came in to make his name and his squad there was good, however starting from the Confederations Cup the same year his ego had already taken over and started clouding his judgement by WC 2014 it is well knowledge that Keshi Took half a squad that did not deserve to be there however paid thier way there. Infact THE WHOLE ENTIRE BENCH of WC’2014 did not deserve thier place in Brazil. SO please spare me the Keshi Glorifying, he and Amokachi are the reason we missed out on 2 consecutive AFCON’s after the 2013 Glory as a ripple effect of his actions and the big head he got from his AFCON Glory. Are you aware we only started selecting our best legs again last year thanks to the new sports Minister and I will say Peseiro also made that happen (I always give credit where credit is due).

    @Cyril Everybody know’s me on this forum and the reason I am against Any local coach is for the very reason you are trying to praise the main Culprits that put us in this mess in the first place.

    Again @Cyril if he could do that with undeserving Players what stopped him from doing the same in WC 2014 when we really needed a good run at the time and were capable of that with Keshi’s tactics (Which were Awesome might I add) and the desevring players he should have taking to make up the bench. SO please don’t glorify Keshi after AFCON 2013 he took us back after his success. Like with everything in Nigeria instead of Success breading more success it breeds corruption for some reason.I think it has to do with the prize money thats my only justification for such Self Sabotaging in this Country.

    Continue to rest in Peace Big Boss.

    Ps. I will never shy away from the truth on this platform I will not

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