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Rufai Targets Super Eagles Coaching Job

Rufai Targets Super Eagles Coaching Job

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Peter Rufai has stake his claim for the Super Eagles goalkeeping coaching job.

Rufai is reputed to be one of the best goalkeepers to have come out of Nigeria.

The 59-year-old has made 65 appearances for three-time African champions.

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The former Lokeren goalie has never been involved with the national team since retirement from the national team.

Rufai has however thrown his hat into ring for the Super Eagles goalkeeping job.

“I’m ready for them. To show them techniques of goalkeeping. I’m waiting to be one of the Super Eagles coaches sometime, someday,” Rufai said on Sports Salsa (Kennis 104.1FM).

“We have to get it right. We have goalkeepers but something is missing. You can’t give what you don’t have… we have the talents. Goalkeeping goes beyond catching the ball.”

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  • TALK UR OWN 10 months ago

    But presently NFF should looks towards direction of CARL IKEME OR VINCENT ENYEAMA for latest tactics in goalkeeping.

    • Yes, he was far better than Alloy Agu, Ike Shirunmu, and Wilfred Agbonivbare in their era, but instead chose to stay in the background while Ago and Shorunmu kept getting the goalkeeping job with average outputs.

      Rufai shouldn’t have come out of retirement to get on the team for France 98 World Cup. That awful performance ruined his glittering reputation. Should have stayed retired after USA 94. Quit when the ovation is loudest.

    • Coache 10 months ago

      According to scorenigeria, Peseiro has been sacked by the NFF for refusing pay cut from.70k to 50k

  • DiMastta 10 months ago

    Who said he was retired then?
    Going into France 98, Rufai was first choice goalkeeper for Deportivo La Coruna, a La Liga team. He was even benching the Camerounian number one.
    He was still good then.
    Rufai kept goal in victories over Spain and Bulgaria.

    He was at that point, after Sorumnu’s injury, the only top notch hands we had going to that World Cup.

    Without Rufai we would have been a Zaire 74 team.
    You don’t sack your qualifying manager and take a stranger journeyman to the FIFA World Cup and expect to do well.

    Know that and know sense.

    Give the man his dues.

  • Coache 10 months ago

    NFF sacks peseiro

  • Omo9ja 10 months ago

    It’s long overdue. I have been waiting for this, and the man himself is ready to rescue Nigeria.

    How can we have Nwabali that has the qualities of world-class goalie but replying on Okoye and Uzoho. I still don’t get it.

    Do we lack quality players and goalies in the NPFL to the extent that we have been struggling in this area for over six years?

    The truth must be told kę. The corruption around our sports is beyond my imagination.

    Peter Rufai knows where he can get quality goalies for us. He knows where the qualities are in Nigeria, but can this our NFF allow him to get the job done if he gets hired? That is the reason I don’t think carbals are ready to leave this country alone.

    Presently, Super Eagles have no coach, and NFF is systematically bringing back Eguavoen.

    If at all they won’t renew Oga Paseiro contract, they should let him go jęję.

    If NFF has Nigeria interest in mind as they claimed, NFF should use the last match of the Afcon qualifiers to test Amunike and Finidi to see what they can offer Nigeria.

    They, the NFF, should organize at least two friendly matches with local clubs within the country after the last Afcon match.

    That has to be in the same period of the last Afcon qualifiers match so that our players will not need to come back twice to play the friendlies. That will save us a lot of money.

    This will give us hope if NFF will look somewhere else to hire a foreign coach or not.

    More so, Adeleye

    These are the best goalies we have now. Can they be giving a chance to prove what they get?

    From now on, I think if you have to be a member of the Nigeria Football Federation, you have to be a sports person. If the government can achieve this, it will help our sports to grow and develop well. Hmm. What do I know.

    Peter Rufai should think twice before joining these carbals. Your image is at stake. I wish our dodo mayana the best. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Ako Amadi 10 months ago

    Give Dodo Mayana the job, and let’s stop beating about the bush!

  • Lordavid 10 months ago

    Peter rufai was never the number for deportivo at 98 and yes he was a flop at the world cup he had no business with that team

  • Hassan Tia 10 months ago

    Some local coaches have quality like Daniel Amokachi,Emmanuel Amunike, Ladan Bosso and strong passed coaches Stephen Kechi, Amodu Shauibu, and don’ t forget Samsun Siasia who lead Super Eagles olympic team in olympic games 2005 in Korea & Japan to the second trailing after Argentine the champion; so I think Peter Rufai has not any experience in held any of SE teams from age phases or SE team,, I recommend him to held SE nascent team so that he can have an experience for pass of time he can held SE team.

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