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Sports Ministry Issues Marching Orders To NFF On Elections, Super Eagles, Home-based Eagles, Others

Sports Ministry Issues Marching Orders To NFF On Elections, Super Eagles, Home-based Eagles, Others

Facts have emerged from last Monday’s meeting between the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development(FMYSD) and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that also had a representative from the Presidency in attendance.

The Ministry had earlier queried the NFF over the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2022 World Cup Finals in Qatar.

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The meeting gave the NFF the opportunity to provide some explanation after the Minister spoke on the disappointment over the failure to qualify, insisting that it was regrettable and that Nigerians have a right to be disappointed and demand an overhaul of the Super Eagles.

The Minister maintained it will not stop there as it is now determined to overhaul the football ecosystem.

The meeting took an interim report and review of the failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Further serious deliberations took place on a number of practical steps that should be urgently taken to reposition Nigerian football and rescue it from its current state from the grassroots, the leagues, to the national teams.

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The current state of the league especially the Premier league featured prominently with the Ministry insisting that the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify was a manifestation of the failure of the league which has failed to serve as feeder for national home-based players to make the national team.

Sources disclosed that the Minister pointedly requested for an immediate status report on the league after which further actions will follow.

The Ministry also revealed that as soon as the reports expected come in, some major decisions will be made.

After several contributions and a few arguments, the Minister issued some directives which include;

1. Search, set up and announce a 3-man technical team of Nigerian coaches to coach the home-based team.

2. Selection and invitation of 30 players from the Nigerian league to camp immediately and that the Ministry will help with getting a conducive camp ground for the team.

3. The NFF must as a matter of urgency come up with an upgraded plan to bring our league up to the standard seen in South Africa, England, Spain etc. The league must be able to produce players good enough to play in the senior national team, the Super Eagles.

4. The NFF should set in motion the plans to hold their elections in September 2022. They should roll out the plans without delay.

5. Immediate commencement of the search for a competent foreign technical adviser who must be subject to evaluation and must have an understanding of the developments around our football and government plans.

The Minister hinted that consultations are ongoing to get the Federal Government to directly pay the wages of the new Technical Adviser while the NFF would handle other logistics.

All these plans are to ensure that the Super Eagles bounce back hungrier, stronger and better so they can restore joy and happiness to the hearts of Nigerians by qualifying for the 2023 AFCON in Cote’d Ivoire in grand style.

The CHAN Eagles, Olympic Eagles, Flying Eagles and Golden Eaglets must also be adequately prepared so they can do the nation proud.

The Super Falcons, Falconets and Flamingos should not be left out as they prepare for their different International competitions.

The Minister, sources at the meeting further revealed, said that even though there was a deliberative process and decisions taken, the failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is an opportunity to begin that difficult process of fixing the source of the problems that have plaqued Nigeria’s football development.

Everyone is expected to be more responsive to the present day challenges of Nigerian football, the Ministry demanded.

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  • Moses Inyang 8 months ago

    The minister,ex super eagles stars and segun odegbami should not have pushed the NFF to sack Rhor.Rhor would not have lost to Tunisia and Ghana.we Must be patient next time.we must be ready to get a grade’A’ coach for super eagles or bring back Rhor.All these now broke ex-eagles who are not coaching anyway and just playing sycophancy waiting to get super eagles appointment should be done away with.We MUST listen to the fans.The fans tell the truth more than some of these crooked people

     
    • Moses Inyang 8 months ago

      Peisero and those kind of’evening school’ and cheap coaches and those employed by dubious methods should not have any place in our team. Please employ at least coaches of the status of Carlos Queroz,Herve Renard etc.our local coaches are at best quacks

       
    • Taiju 8 months ago

      @Moses: It is even a shame the Minister is quoted to have mentioned a foreign coach. Nigeria at 62years should be able to manage its affairs entirely. That submission is purely based on slave mentality and a total negation of the local content policy of this administration. The minister is there to serve us and not the other way round.

       
      • onwajunior 8 months ago

        It’s not slave mentality. It’s globalisation. Everywhere in the world you have Africans occupying good positions. Even in Biden’s team. The surgeon general of Florida is Nigerian, the VC of University of Aberdeen is Nigerian, former UK Head of Clean Energy and Advanced Economies. I can go on and on. Go on LinkedIn and search for heads of top companies you’ll see Nigerians everywhere, and by Nigerians I mean pure Benin, Lagos, Anambra, Kano born and bred. But we want to use local content as an excuse to discriminate and keep incompetent ppl in power. I’m all for local content if it actually works. If we have qualified ppl to take up those positions, then fine. But Eguavoen and his local crooks are not qualified.

         
        • Taiju 8 months ago

          You are indeed funny. Who is talking about the VC of a university? This is our national asset that can’t be left in the hands of those who will be appointed in the name of Globalisation but will undermine the domestic league for foreign based players. We have had them in the past and there was nothing to show for the many years accorded to perform. The last one spent 6 years only for Central Africa Republic, 131 Fifa ranked to defeat us at home. Sunday Dare I think is misquoted otherwise he needs his head examined. No foreign coach will be welcome in Nigeria. I hope their agents are listening.

           
          • Ode so it is foreign coach that will come and develop your league. Thought you said your local coach is good enough why can’t they develop your league as you have been clamouring for? Eguavon is the technical director he ought to have done something as the technical director. He could not even deem it fit to discover a single home based player apart from that goalkeeper we all know during the last coach during his brief stay as the super eagles.. Don’t know if some of you do reason before you come here to vomit rubbish, is it those home base player in Nigeria league who couldn’t perform in ordinary CAF competition that is good enough for super eagles.

             
          • @Tijani, did the fans request for Eguavoen or we listed top indigenous coaches like; Egbo, Emelano, Manu Garba, Amunike, Finidi, …

            NFF on their own installed Eguavoen aka Mr Nosense/Nonsense, sorry Cerezo!

            After AFCON disappointment, Mr Nosense could not still build his midfield. SE must fight to win the Midfield in every game first, then dictate the tempo of the game from there. Egu invited Amoo but never used him. I no gbadu Aribo AM prowess at all.

            Did you notice that non of our current strikers/wingers, midfielders and defenders can play hot shots on target that is why they failed to realise in training that our current goal keepers had issues stopping shots all this years because they were not tested by real shot takers … Tunisia (shot), Partey (shot).

            Ighalo can shoot but had scanty game. Osimhen need to improve on his shooting accuracy and skills.

            We use to have shot takers like; Taye Taiwo, Emenike, Yekini, Sunday Olise, etc and you saw the fantastic goals they scored for SE in crucial matches…

            SE need to work on these areas, even set piece takers, thorough shooting drills, midfield coordination. And those old and sluggish defenders should sit up or make way…

            For me, whatever the sports ministry are doing, they should put rules and modalities in place to fish out and seriously penalise bribe takers and those coaches/NFF officials who will not allow talented players represent us because they don’t have money to share or a god father.

            Nigeria has great football talents yanfu yanfu till date. Let’s source for them in the streets, academies, NPFL and abroad.

            Shalom!

             
          • onwajunior 8 months ago

            @Tayo Thanks. I don’t think I need to add anything.

             
          • Taiju 8 months ago

            @Tayo,
            You succeeded in exposing your weakness by being abusive.

            Besides, you’re inconsistent with your comments.

            Anyway, in response to your post, there was no time I said the coach should develop the domestic league, may be you didn’t know what to comment. You might need to go back and read my comment again.

            Eguavoen within 2weeks on the job began to explore the domestic league by inviting players to the national team, that is the message. You see, the recently sacked foreign coach, Rohr never did that.

            A coach invites, plans training sessions of his team, as well as supervise his players. I hope you are not having problem that?

            The issue is, the foreign coaches don’t identify with the domestic league thereby undermining its development. That is why Sunday Dare must have a rethink if it is true he said what has been attributed to him. And don’t forget the local players are challenged to do more when they see their colleagues being invited to the national team. It spurns them on and the reason why a domestic coach who has their interest is more ideal if we are to standardize the domestic league.

             
        • Taiju 8 months ago

          @Tayo,
          You succeeded in exposing your weakness by being abusive.

          Besides, you’re inconsistent with your comments.

          Anyway, in response to your post below, there was no time I said the coach should develop the domestic league, may be you didn’t know what to comment. You might need to go back and read my comment again.

          Eguavoen within 2weeks on the job began to explore the domestic league by inviting players to the national team, that is the message. You see, the recently sacked foreign coach, Rohr never did that.

          A coach invites, plans training sessions of his team, as well as supervise his players. I hope you are not having problem that?

          The issue is, the foreign coaches don’t identify with the domestic league thereby undermining its development. That is why Sunday Dare must have a rethink if it is true he said what has been attributed to him. And don’t forget the local players are challenged to do more when they see their colleagues being invited to the national team. It spurns them on and the reason why a domestic coach who has their interest is more ideal if we are to standardize the domestic league.

           
      • Detruth 8 months ago

        The minister came to the realization that he is the reason for Nigeria’s failure in Cameroon as well as the failure to qualify for Qatar 2022 but was just beating around the bush. This is a man who launched a xenophobic campaign against Rhor simply because he brought in Nigerians born Abroad
        whom he referred to as “foreigners” to strengthen the Eagles. The minister said and I quote “Rhor is discriminating against our local league players and bringing in “foreigners” to play for Super Eagles.

        He amplified Segun Odegbami’s senseless campaign to have Rhor dismissed and replaced with an indigenous coach which they foolishly accomplished three weeks to AFCON that resulted in the calamity we saw in Cameroon, Kumasi and Abuja. The minister together with the NFF claimed they fired Rhor to avoid a disaster they completely cooked up to give Nigerians and Eagles fans a reason to fire someone who was excellently carrying out the assignment given to him/meeting all targets set for him by the NFF with games in hand but we know how our people operate, (give a dog a bad name in order to kill it). We’ve seen how well their disaster was avoided.

        He’s now pretending like he just realized that our domestic league’s standard is lower than low (very bad) but late last year was calling for the same league players to be chosen ahead of his so-called “foreigners”.

        This man has proved that he has no business being an administrator of Nigerian sports, with his leadership we are headed to a deeper hole than we already are.

         
        • For initating Rohr’s sack, the minister is right but calling for a foreign coach now is a double-speak. We shall continue to kick against it.

           
        • Greenturf 8 months ago

          Thanks @Detruth you took the words out of my mouth.
          The sports minister is a complete disaster!
          He’s the number one enemy of the super eagles,he completely destroyed the super eagles and should be mature enough to own up his failings and resign from his post as a sports minister if he has any dignity left in him.
          Henceforth,the presidency should appoint people who are into successful sports management as sports minister to avoid this kind of disaster we had lately.
          Who sacks a coach that has met all targets,a manager who built his team from the scratch,he knows the strengths as well weakness of his team.He knows which systems to deploy in different circumstances.
          He understands the players more than everyone,yet the minister foolishly sacked him that was catastrophic!
          Today we got beat by teams ordinarily we should take to the cleaners,thanks for nothing Dare!!

           
  • Moses Inyang 8 months ago

    Peisero and those kind of’evening school’ and cheap coaches and those employed by dubious methods should not have any place in our team. Please employ at least coaches of the status of Carlos Queroz,Herve Renard etc.our local coaches are at best quacks

     
  • Tijani 8 months ago

    Dear Moses, but the fans were part of those who were not pleased with Rohr as a coach. Why do you still want them to listen to fans?

     
  • Happy birthday to failure of the NFF and it’s pay masters.
    Policies without planning is failure Mr sports Minister.
    Do your work quietly and reduce this noise of immediate change.
    Empty barrels make the loudest noise. Just bcos Nigeria is very populated and blessed with resources doesn’t make boasting like the Biblical Goliath a victory song!

     
    • Abbey Dantos 8 months ago

      Is Nigeria no longer the giant of Africa? Nigerians will quickly put Minister Sunday Dare on notice that we have rejected foreign coaches and in their places, the local coaches that haven’t been given time should be given more time and incentives to perform. If and where some of them need refresher courses, make arrangement for them. Cameroon our immediate neighbor has Rigobert Song an ex player as their coach.

       
      • Abbey Dantos, it’s not just Cameroon, even Senegal has a local coach, Cisse. Countries are looking inwards but Sunday Dare wants us to look outwards. I will always support Eguavoen and his team to continue based on continuity.

         
        • @Debo, your head no correct.
          Eguavoen had two golden opportunities in recent time and damaged them and brought the nation shame and disgrace.

          Both you and the Egunosense are crazy and stupid. Idiotic sycophants!

           
          • @Bode, first of all, you don’t have to insult anyone to pass a comment, it shows you are uncouth or simply empty headed. Now continue reading, Eguavoen played 7 matches and lost only 1, that he did within a-few week he was given as an interim coach. Your foreign coaches were given a minimum of 4 years for only smaller Africa countries to go to Nigeria to beat the Eagles at home. Eguavoen changed all that. Even the so-called Ghana couldn’t defeat the Eagles at home. The World cup ticket is gone and there’s nothing anyone can do about that besides looking forward. Italian nation team also lost out and nothing has changed there, their local coach, Mancini is soldiering on. Don’t you listen or read sports news? My brother, read wider.

             
      • Detruth 8 months ago

        Sentiment is not going to lead up anywhere. We do not have to hire a coach who is not capable of doing the job just because he’s a Nigerian that hasn’t been given a chance . Eagles job is not a coaching school and not an avenue for trial and error. Nigeria should be going for coaches like Man City Pep, Liverpool’s Klop, Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel. No coach in Nigeria at the moment is qualified to be Eagles coach.

         
        • Melvis 8 months ago

          @Detruth. Mumu that is slave mentality anyway it is viewed. The people you mentioned, Pep, Klop, Tuchel have never won a national medal apart from club medals. Besides, club games are different from national team sides. Dennis, Bassey and Ejuke are already proves to that notion. What we will get at the end of the day is a home grown technical arrangement that will be given time, say 4 years to deliver. Eguavoen was actually doing that before Uzoho made that unforgettable error. SE fans on their own must be ready to be patient.

           
  • MONKEY POST 8 months ago

    Let them just give us a FOREIGN COACH as HEAD…

    FOREIGN COACHES are so INDEPENDENT and HARD to PUSH AROUND..

    They are well TUTORED and SCHOOLED in the GAME..

     
  • Chudynak 8 months ago

    And this foreign technical adviser would report to Augustine Eguavoen as NFF technical director? Hmnnnnn!I hope he has also resigned as technical director.

     
  • Pius Obemhen 8 months ago

    Okay let’s look it this way.

    The minister talked about competent foreign technical adviser who must be subject to evaluation and must have an understanding of the developments around our football and government plans. The truth is that the foreign coaches till the very last one, Gernot Rohr never had interest in our domestic league as they are only contented with sending invites to the foreign based players. Just may be Westerhof, who amongst them implemented the Belgium Blueprint I told them right from time? It is on record that coach Augustine Eguavoen, a local coach started the implementation of the blueprint and had even gone ahead to invite players from the domestic league to the national team, a case in mind is that of John Noble and and others.

     
    • Don’t take it to harsh on Sunday Dare, he has successfully pacified the aggrieved that was why he left further for the NFF. Who is the NFF?

       
  • Glory 8 months ago

    ARSENE WENGER IS AVAILABLE AND WITH SOLID/CONVINCING ORGANISATION FROM OUR FOOTBALL AUTHORITIES, I HAVE A SENSE, HE WILL ACCEPT TO COME TO NIGERIA. LET KANU BE THE MIDDLE MAN.

     
    • Golden Child 8 months ago

      Don’t kid yourself, no top coach will come near Nigeria. These are the reasons:

      1. Their wages are too high for us to pay.

      2. They can’t work with such disorganization that pervades our football.

      3. Interference from authorities, especially the clueless football supremo and the over sabi sports minister.

      The talent in the team might tempt them but NFF is a mad house. Wenger will resign within a week.

       
      • Pls add insecurity 

         
      • Glory 8 months ago

        Hahaha. Brodaman,,read between my lines. Was only sounding out the type of Foreign manager that can be accepted, failing which, absolutely inevitable, we should just stick to our local coaches from amongst OLISEH FINIDI,EGBE, MANU GARBA, AMUNIKE, Eddy Newton etc…

         
    • Nothing short of a sound and unbias foreign coach will save eagle.

      Another good point is that government will take up the responsibility of the coach salary. That will enable NFF to hire a grade A foreign coach.

      People will say infirioty complex. What is infirioty complex in getting a well school and tactically sound coach got to do with your skin color.

      If cise of senegal is being employed by NFF are you going to tell me is not a foreign coach?

      Abeg wether black or white NFF should get a sound and unbiased foreign coach.

      Enough all these hungry bele local coaches.

      They can easily compromise their standard at any slight of financial glitch.

       
  • Charles Oboli 8 months ago

    Meanwhile some of the things the Minister of Youth and Sports said are accepted by us excepting the clause that the NFF should put machinery in motion to secure the appointment of a foreign coach. The minister is indirectly saying himself has failed and needs to be replaced by a foreign minister of sports.

     
  • MONKEY POST 8 months ago

    I love the OUTCOME of the MEETING…

    But please next time I will suggest that they should ask for REPRESENTATIVES from us too (this FORUM)

    Since they, they are equally REPRESENTED and REPRESENTING either the PRESIDENT etc..

    We too(FANS) need to be carried along..

    So that our INTEREST, THOUGHTS and OPINIONS can be duely REPRESENTED…

    The likes of the LEGENDARY DR DREY, DR BANKS, GREENTURF, RESPECT IS RECIPROCAL, TAYO, OAKFIELD, BEN, YINKUS, APHILLYDEGREAT, and MOSES INYANG either one of them can be REPRESENTING us…

     
    • MONKEY POST 8 months ago

      Oppss… My BAD… I forgot LEGENDARY DEO

      Please FORGIVE me MAN

       
    • No worries brother. But you left out Honorable Christian Ministry of Nigeria.

       
      • MONKEY POST 8 months ago

        No no….DUDE SOLD OUT…

        BETRAYED his COUNTRY..

        SOLD his INTEGRITY for some CLOUT…

        Can’t pick NONE of them from that “LET US FAIL WITH OUR OWN” CAMP…

         
  • Golden Child 8 months ago

    It is extremely sad reading the comments from the “eggheads” of our sports. My attention is drawn to item 3, NFF to develop the league to the standards of the South African league et al. How do you achieve that with these economy? A league can not thrive with a poor economy . The reason is simple, the best players want to play outside the country because that is where the money is. So when you continually lose your best players, it impacts on the quality of football played in that league. During odegbami’s days the league was good because it was not not considered a thing of fancy to play in Europe. For one , the harsh cold weather, away from friends and families but the league was good because the economy was good. They could afford brand new cars, they were celebrities in their right, they could build their own houses or buy. They were top earners in their day and consequently they preferred playing locally. If you take a poll and ask the players who ply their trade in the domestic league if they prefer playing abroad, I am pretty sure that 99.9 % will say yes. Asking NFF to develop the local league is a fools paradise in my opinion.

    Understand that what brings fans to the stadiums are the players, quality players. Quality players will only stay if the conditions are right. The other side is the fans, is it the fan who is yet to eat that will now use the money in his hand to buy ticket? The impact of that is poor stadium turn out and as a direct result of that, corporate sponsorship will not get involved because, it is the followership that attracts them. When they know there is great leadership, they get involved so that they can sell their merchandise. This is why football is successful in South Africa, Europe, North Africa. It is not an accident.

     
  • Golden Child 8 months ago

    When they know that there is great followership*

     
  • This man should resign already. He has not learnt anything. He is still making more mistakes on that seat.

    Improving the standard of our league to that of England, Spain etc is a very good one. But it will take this country a lot. Apart from the huge financial implications, it will take years, and many other factors and resources to get to that point. Mentality change or total overhaul of the country is also necessary to achieve such a lofty goal. This is because, the aspiration of every local player in Nigeria is to play in Spain, England etc. This aspiration is borne out of a number of reasons. One, there is great pride in playing outside the country. Two, players who ply their trade outside this country are more respected. Three, players who play outside this country earn more.
    Even if we decide to start paying local players the equivalence of what is paid in England, Spain etc, it won’t stop players from leaving Nigeria. This is because, apart from being a thing of pride and respect, life and living over there in England and Spain etc is a lot better; better coaching, training, facilities, infrastructure, technological advancements, etc. Unless we would also overhaul Nigeria to be like England and Spain too, not just our league……lol. If not, our players will still be leaving the country in drove and at the end of the day, the story will remain the same, “our best players will still be outside the shores of the country”.

    Essentially, the point I’m trying to make is that improving our league will have little or no effect on the SE. This is because, our best players will still be found outside the shores of Nigeria. Any player that is still in Nigeria then, it will either be that he is not good enough or it is just a matter of time before he leaves the country.

    League has little or nothing to do with performance.If national team performance is hinged on quality of league then, Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia etc don’t have any reason to be losing to other countries in Africa.

    What we need to focus on is not improving the league standard but on quality players of players being invited to SE. Where they are based should not be the focus. Rather, what they can offer the team. As long as they are the best we have, they should be invited.
    Apart from getting the best players, having a good coach is also of paramount importance. Of what use are good players when the manager is not good. That is purely a waste of time. Currently, we have the players who can achieve almost anything we want, with proper proper management by a good coach.
    No doubt, we have good players, but couldn’t qualify because the coach was bad. Then again, apart from having a good manager, the importance of good football administrators cannot be overemphasized. This is because, they are in charge of the whole football process. They make policies, provide funds, employ coaches, and a whole lot of other decision making and administrative nous. In sum, they are totally in charge. That is why if the administrators are not good, even if the coach and the players are very good, the team may not excel.
    So if football administrators select coaches based on sentiments instead of merit, impose players on coaches, don’t take the welfare of the players too seriously, usurp the authority of coaches, don’t allow coaches do their jobs etc, this could invariably affect the team.
    That is why I said that Mr. Dare, Mr. Pinnick, and all board members of the NFF should resign. We don’t trust them going forward

     
  • Sunday should resign if appointing a foreign coach is why Buhari appointed him a minister. By the way it was reported the meeting also had a representative from the presidency. Who was that representative that couldn’t remind Sunday Dare of Buhari policies mostly as it concerns local content? He is our servant, we need to know him and must also be queried. Eguavoen is most qualified for the job.

     
  • Bolos Ltang 8 months ago

    I think we should look inwards for solutions to out peculiarities. The country is not safe for foreigners going by the recent information sent to American nationals living in Nigeria concerning insecurity, kidnapping in some parts of the country. Even if Jose Peseiro accepted to come, he is at the risk of his life just like many Nigerians back home. It is our country and we all know it is not secured so it baffles why the Hon. Minister would want to endanger the lives of these foreigners.

     
  • Kels Tamanu 8 months ago

    Thank you @Taiju. It is purely slave mentality that is undoing Sunday Dare. He should have even told us that since ASSU is still on strike, the minister of Education should be replaced by a foreign minister of Education. Or since the country is not working as it were, Buhari should be replaced by Putin. Nonsense.

     
  • Chidi 8 months ago

    This guy you are crazy. You want Putin to be out president? That na die. Sunday Dare is nothing but a disgrace.

     
  • ABDULRAZAK 8 months ago

    Clowns. Hehehehehehe

     
  • Ebhohi 8 months ago

    At least the bitter ones have been catered for. If only that’s what the minister achieved.

     
    • Vincent 8 months ago

      Why not? Sunday Dare must say something for the sake of it na.

       
  • kingolololo 8 months ago

    All these foreign coach bruhaha,my people building De start from foundation oh,no be from roof,experience na how long person work oh,we get local coaches way good,way get certificate, amunike,motion adejope,finidi George,john obu,amokachi,egbo.must we be wasting money on Oyibo?oyibo no employ us as thier national team coach,make we help ourselves,the last coaching crew way pass no do anything wrong oh,satin happen there na already arranged matter from nature,for me oh,give amunike chance,allow pick him assistant,call good keeper trainer,those keepers good,they only need who sabi,no be who spend money pass do better oh,Nigeria na our own oh,make we arrange for ourselves..Oyibo no go ever do ur thing clear for u,na their money them come for

     
    • Abbey 8 months ago

      Amokachi, well ok at least he won an Afcon Gold with the late Stephen Keshi.

      But Mumu use your Google, Amuneke has been a serial failure besides winning an u17 gold medal. He has been jobless for years. The Tanzania national Team sacked him for poor performance so were some other minor club sides. We only tried to resuscitate his career by including him into the Eguaveon coaching crew as an assistant. The result of which is now history but I think the team weren’t given enough time because 3 months wasn’t going to be enough for Eguavoen when the last foreign coach, Rohr spent 6 years on the same job.

      Within a short time, Eguavoen team ensure that the Super Eagles moved from 36th to 30th position, played 7 games losing only 1. To be fair to the other coaches you mentioned, they don’t have the credentials to manage a national team for now but they could be needed in the build up to revamp the junior teams such as u17, u20 and the Olympic team. That would also enable us to assess them for future engagement.

       
  • Mr. Dare is a failure. His past poor decisions, actions and inactions is the reason why we won’t be at the WC and have to wait for at least the next four years or even more to try again.

    Below is a link to buttress my point

    https://guardian.ng/sport/minister-moves-to-overhaul-super-eagles-football-architecture/

     
  • Edoman 8 months ago

    The minister is a joke. He is taking Nigerians for a ride. He is comparing Nigeria to South Africa, England, Spain and so on. who is that foolish player in the Country that won’t nurse that ambition to go play his game in England or in Europe? A lot of those local players do not even get their pay as when due. no insurance against injuries, and no good health facilities to relay on and yet the minister expects these poor players to stay home waiting to be called for National duties. Look at Amoo who left Nigeria two or three year ago, he is a huge millionaire today. If you guys thinks that locals like him don’t see him as an example of what can happen to their lives if only, they can move like Amoo did, then you don’t want to understand human nature.

    forget about local contents and deal with the real issues of Nigeria football. Egueavon took the locals to U.S. to play against Mexica. What was the result? Let me remind you if you forget. Mexico 4, Nigeria 0. Some of those Nigerian players did not return and they are all playing in the US professional League today and making millions for themselves and their families.
    Can the minister tell Nigerians that those so-called foreign players are not Nigerians or born by Nigerian parents who happen to live abroad? then why are the minister and some people like to think that is a problem when they represent Nigeria.
    Minister, you are not thinking right ooooo. Sometimes, ministry salary come late self. How much they even own Rohr self? No foreigner would even want to come to Nigeria self for fear of being kidnap for ram some or want to kill him for ritual. Yeye minister who sacked Rohr who was willing to take all those nonsense they were hauling on him. Go beg Rohr to came back to his job or Nigeria football will be a thing of the past.

     
    • Omon Michael 8 months ago

      @Omo-Okoro though claiming Edoman:

      I’m trying to understand your grammar and interjections. Anyway, the u23 team Eguavoen took to the US to play the Mexican side was hurriedly put together and no Nigerian really expected much being a friendly.

      North Macedonia national football team ranked 67th, Fifa, recently defeated the Azzuri of Italy(Italian National Team) ranked 6th. The Italian FA didn’t resign or was coach Mancini sacked. I think the Eguavoen crew needs time to deliver because 3 months wasn’t going to be enough mostly that the foreign coaches are wont to be given more than 2 years every timw they are appointed.

       
  • When I here home based players, foreign players, I marvel.
    It’s the Nigerian national team and the best Nigerian players should be in it. It doesn’t matter where they play. Our league died a long time ago. I have a 16 year old who plays football, as a parent my immediate plan is to move him from the academy here to a decent one abroad or a club abroad where he can properly develop. In our leagues no young prospect gets a chance. What you have are veterans falsifying thier ages players who have 2 or 3 different passports with different ages. A lot of our players who are average enough will move to some funny leagues all over the world before they even have a chance to blossom here. So tell me what would a coach be looking for in our league?
    It’s not the job of the super eagles coach to develop players. His job is to harness these talents blend them into a team, developed a playing philosophy that works and then to win games and bring success. Another funny thing I keep hearing is, be patient with local coaches, send them on refresher courses. Seriously? Abeg who sent Gerald, lampard, gladioli and the likes on refresher courses? Mike emeralo ? Who sent any of these guys?
    They all took thier turns to get thier badges when they where done playing and realised they wanted to coach. Our players lavish money on frivolities while playing even after leaving football. They can’t invest even in thier own future. They all run back home on thier lazy behinds queueing for national team jobs that they are not qualified for and we would be shouting local content.Check Eguavoens records, from 2003, with a team loaded full with talents at under 17, Mike obi, isaac promise, chinedu Obama, ezekiel Bala, emmanuel sarky and the rest, he couldn’t do well at the world cup. He has failed with every team he has handled yet he keeps resurfacing .listen to him talk tactics and you realise he has nothing to offer yet he is our head of technical what? The sports minister and his cohorts should leave our football alone. The football economy system here should be reworked. As long as the system remains the same only politician’s will emerge as nnf president. I can go on and on

     
  • Detruth 8 months ago

    Guy read this to see how the moron running Nigerian football thinks. The fool wants to sign a contract that will guarantee the team’s continued failure.

    “I told them in our Executive Committee meeting, are we going to have a percentage of home-based players in any of the Super Eagles lineup? Is it going to be part of the contract of the coach?

    “They should look deeply into it because we also need to develop it.”

    https://dailypost.ng/2022/04/09/super-eagles-pinnick-speaks-on-nff-appointing-mourinhos-choice-peseiro-to-replace-eguavoen/

     
  • @Ken, (my name is also Ken but I already see that our line of comment will differentiate us)

    Let me put it to you that you are only being overemotional because of what @Omon Michael wrote about Amuneke as above. He said he is a serial failure. The obvious fact on record is that Amuneke is indeed a failure.

    Eguavoen! Eguavoen!! And you didn’t remember the Afcon Bronze Eguavoen won with Chairman Chukwu and the one he solely won in 2006.

    We claim to be holier than thou but we are the ones often lying. It took Eguavoen only 2 weeks to train a team that made mince meat of the mighty pharaohs of Egypt and took Mosalah to the cleaners.

    And around the sametime, he elevated the Super Eagles status in fifa ranking, gaining 6 upwards steps. Just imagine if the NFF should press the continuity button, it won’t take Eguavoen a distant time to win Afcon gold and also place the Eagles as number 3 in Fifa ranking.

     
    • Francis Eluba 8 months ago

      In addition @Ken, out of 7 matches he supervised as an interim coach, he lost only 1. The Ode is probably not aware of that. If Eguavoen is interested in the SE job, nothing will stop him from getting it but I think there are other higher stakes.

       
    • Error ****What @Abbey wrote about Amuneke as above. I would like everyone to go back to Abbey’s comment.

       
  • Glory 8 months ago

    Hahaha. Brodaman,,read between my lines. Was only sounding out the type of Foreign manager that can be accepted, failing which, absolutely inevitable, we should just stick to our local coaches from amongst OLISEH FINIDI,EGBE, MANU GARBA, AMUNIKE, Eddy Newton etc…

     
  • Ako AMADI 8 months ago

    Too much hypocrisy and double standards! When the Minister of Sports and NFF President, and Amokachi are ill they fly out to see foreign-based Nigerian doctors. When they pick the Super Eagles they want to fill the team with mediocre home-based footballers

     
  • Tee UK 8 months ago

    @Abbey, your hypocrisy is unlimited you are on notice. Amuneke lacked tactical awareness so lost all the 3 matches in afcon 2019.