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Exclusive: Unuanel Tasks NFF On Refresher Courses For Nigerian Coaches

Exclusive: Unuanel Tasks NFF On Refresher Courses For Nigerian Coaches

Former Kwara United coach, Samson Unuanel has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to organize more refresher coaching courses abroad that will improve the techniques of Nigerian coaches.

Unuanel made this known in an interview with Completesports.com, where he stated that coaches in Nigeria can upgrade their technical know-how through this process.

Aside from organizing an in-house coaching course, the NFF has failed to engage the coaches with overseas coaching courses for a very long time.

However, Unuanel insisted that for the local coaches to meet up with the standard of what is attained abroad, the NFF under the leadership of President Amaju Pinnick must do more to help them.

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“To be frank, the Nigeria Football Federation has really not done enough to help the coaches in Nigeria improve their level of knowledge in the game. We have good coaches in the country who are I think with little exposure to the nitty-gritty of the game, they will definitely be of great value to our national teams.

“The NFF must show more love to the coaches by organizing refresher training courses abroad for them. In-house training courses, yes, is good but not enough to bring out their best.”

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  • All these local people sef… So it’s now pinnick and NFF duty to upgrade you people??? Una funny ooo don’t go and invest in yourselves… The best NFF can do for you guys is provide supporting documents to aid your visa application for a refresher course abroad not to organize and sponsor and ferry you people there…
    These our football coaches and administrators sef and their feelings of entitlement has gone a notch higher

  • Omo9ja 2 months ago

    NFF can never and will never in support of any local coach for a refresher course but he Amaju the former politician can tell Nigerians that he would like to send our world class coach to abroad for a refresher course.

    Who is fooling who between our local coaches and NFF?

    you don’t rely on anybody to improve yourself if your career is very important to you.

    For NFF, they are unserious fellows that believes they are just there milking from Nigeria.

    If you think NFF is for you people, you better have a rethink.

    Firstly, having incompetent coach in charge of any national team of ours is a scam.

    Secondly, having a foriegn coach who can not deliver a well deserved result when it is matter, is a scam.

    What was his achievements in other African countries before Nigeria?

    Last but not least, NFF that failed to pay allowances of our players you are expecting to send our local coaches to abroad for a refresher course? What a joke?

    Ni bonu motun wa ja si bayi o my people lolz. What brought me here kę?

    Since our last friendly match against Mexico, the love I have for Nigerian football is fading away and I can’t hide my feelings the way things are going in Nigeria nowadays is horribly worrying but what can I do to help my country?

    I can only advise our oppressors and be prayerful.

    Lastly, we can’t enjoy watching good football in this country until Amaju vacate his position. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Rohr is still an employee of the NFF so yes and that includes all contracted national team coaches…not clubs or academy coaches

  • NaijaEaglesFan 2 months ago

    Sending or sponsoring coaches to refresher courses is not in any way one of NFF’s job descriptions. It is the duty and responsibility of every coach to update and upgrade his knowledge and credentials. If you have to depend on NFF to sponsor you to courses, you are not supposed to be a coach.

    • Exactly my brother @naijaEagslesfan… The Nigeria football coaches association and the coaches themselves are responsible and the various teams and academies that these coaches are contracted to or employed in are responsible and should be responsible for such matters as refresher courses for themselves as individuals, or for their coaches as employees or collectively as an organization that caters for it’s members

      • We all know how poor our coaches are, how many coaches in Nigeria can afford to sponsor themselves abroad? This guy is saying the truth NFF has a lot to do with the improvement of our local coaches technically by entering into cooperation with some FA’S and even clubsides oversea. This is while it would have been better to have our retired footballers lead our FA. These guys have names and are well known so it would have been easier for them to draw on their connections and contacts to solve problems like this. Those at the helm of our football are all politicians who are there for themselves and not our football. All our sports associations and even the sports ministries need to be led by our retired sports men and women, Imagine having Mary Onyali, Falilat Ogunkoya Finidi George J.J Okocha Peter Rufai, Mathmatical Odegbami, Adokiye Amasimeka , John Fashanu etc lead our sports, one thing will be sure and that will be grassroot development