Yobo Replaces Imama As Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach ⭐

Yobo Replaces Imama As Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach ⭐

The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former Super Eagles’ defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team.

Yobo replaces Imama Amapakabo in the three –time African champions’ technical crew.

Yobo, who played for the Nigeria U20 boys – Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup) in 1999, won his first cap for the the senior team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 2001, and played in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014.

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The attack –minded defender also played in six Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013, capping it with leading the Super Eagles to their third continental title in South Africa in 2013.

He played a total of 100 matches for Nigeria at senior level.

A thoroughbred and dedicated professional who played his club football in five countries, including sterling appearances for Olympique Marseille in the French top flight, Fenerbahce in Turkey and Everton FC in the English Premiership, Yobo scored several crucial goals for the Super Eagles in important qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations. He was also among the scorers when the Eagles thrashed South Africa’s Bafana Bafana 4-0 in a group phase match in Tunisia 16 years ago.

Born Joseph Michael Yobo on 6th September 1980, the flamboyant stopper also played club football in Belgium with Standard Liege, Tenerife in Spain and Norwich City in England, having started out with Michellin-Harcourt in Rivers State in 1996.

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  • Bomboy 2 weeks ago

    Great CV as a player, but non as a coach. Hope this turns out well for him and all Super Eagles fans.

    Good luck Mr. Yobo.

     
  • E don happen ooh! Anyway assistant coach is better than the main coach for now for yobo. Up Super Eagles!!

     
  • GLORY 2 weeks ago

    Good learning curve and better still the ineffective Imama gone. Yobo has to make the best out of this. He has to understand he holds no loyalty to anyone but the larger populace of Nigeria football fans.

     
  • Later now they will start blaming the coach for the team not doing well. What value will Yobo being an assistant to Rohr add to the team let’s be honest with our self?. What experience did he have, apart from being an ex footballer because i have never heard him taking any coaching course ever since he retired. Nigeria we sha like celebrating mediocrity all in the name of our own our own. Anyway, not surprise since odegbami has written it in his useless write up it means he is now the NFF mouthpiece. Waiting for them to sack Rohr has written by him beforehand too mtcheeeew.

     
  • Edoguy 2 weeks ago

    Sometimes the NFF shows vision, and other times, I wonder who is leading them. This is one of those times they have shown vision

    Up next, Carl Ikeme should be inducted into the SE family

     
  • Vision indeed, does he have any coaching experience? someone that have not taken any coaching course ever since he retired. He could have been appointed as part of technical team but not immediate assistant. other ex players that have taking up coaching job either attend coaching class or better start up with a reserve team learning for some time before jumping the ladder but the case is different in our own because of paddy paddy things that we are used to. Is Yobo the only ex footballer Nigeria has produced abi what is special about him. I don’t have anything against Yobo but the truth is that I know even he himself is not ready for that big shoe

     
    • Edoguy 2 weeks ago

      My friend Tayo; your points are taken. While I agree on the padi padi system, which is evident in every society (they call it networking), I think the appointment of Yobo is good for the growth of the players and relationship that exists. Nigeria’s situation is unique.

      Yobo has a good rapour with the NFF and with the current squad of the super eagles players, unlike Sunday Oliseh and likes. These kind of appointment would have been particularly good if we had good clubsides that were fully professional.

      In all, I wish Yobo the best

       
  • Larry 2 weeks ago

    The one that needs to be changed ASAP is the person in charge of GK invitation and training.SE goalkeeping department needs urgent transformation. Peter Rufai will do a better job as SE GK coach and trainer.
    Alloy Agu has not demonstrated any sign of competency.

     
  • Greenturf 2 weeks ago

    Segun Odegbami didn’t suggest Yobo after all for the sake of it,this people are sleeping decision makers in Nigerian football,caucus whose words are not to be taken with kids gloves.
    Yobo may have acquired a coaching certificate leading to his appointment,I doubt the NFF will appointment such a major position to a total novice.But I would have loved to see him start as a youth coach unless he will share the super eagles job with one of our youth sides like the case of Imama and our under 23’s such is the trend lately.
    Anyways,I hope this appointment pans out well for the super eagles.I know the idea is for Yobo to succeed Rohr it’s crystal clear.

     
  • Mercy 2 weeks ago

    There is no smoke without fire. I see politics being played out here. We super eagle fans demand to see yobo resume for the position of appointed assistant coach. No one, I mean no one should throw at us an half baked coach all in the name of an ex international

     
  • gowetok 2 weeks ago

    I wish yobo the best.He may not have had any coaching experience, but his experience ,tenacity and professionalism will make up for that. Steven Kechi didnt have any experience when Togo gave him a benefit of doubt as a head coach and it paid off as he did what many big coaches with big certificates couldnt do by quqlifying them to the world cup for the first time. Yobo seems destine for great things.His 100 caps and many leagues will serve has an inspiration to our young team

     
    • greenturf 2 weeks ago

      Prior to the Togo job Keshi was a youth coach for the Nigeria under 20 side and also assisted Amodu Shuaib as coach of the super eagles in 2002.

       
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      Keshi was coaching a college in the US before being appointed an assistant coach of the SE in between 1999 and 2002 when the coaching crew of the SE was disbanded after Mali 2002 AFCON. In between, he was coach of the flying eagles to the 2001 U20 AFCON in Ethiopia where we crashed out of the group stages after playing 3 draws, but discovering the likes of Austine Ejide, Christian Obodo, Bartholomew Ogbeche et al.

      Togo couldn’t have been so stupid to appoint a complete novice as national team coach, especially being a foreigner and also for crucial WC qualification campaign.

      Even when CIV appointment Sabri Lamouchi, he at least had just completed his UEFA pro license. Even at that Lamouchi was a collosal failure and has struggled as a coach ever since.

      If it is by playing career profile, then Kanu and Okocha are miles ahead of Yobo in that pecking order. Yobo is still not qualified in that sense. This is truly Nigeria…! Lolz

      Pls anyone who knows how I can reach uncle Segun Odegbami should help me. I know a young boy who just finished waec last year….he is a very brilliant and well behaved boy. I even had distinctions in English and maths and was senior prefect of his school. I want Mr Odegbami to give him an automatic employment as the General Manager of his academy in Wasimi. After all if Yobo without coaching qualifications or experience can be employed in the SE, and Zahra Buhari who just graduated from studying photography can be made Deputy Manager of a Petroleum Company, why can’t a young intelligent secondary school leaver be the manager of his sports academy….?!

       
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          • Oakfield 2 weeks ago

            Loooool!! They think they are dealing with fools. People with no brains. Lop….

             
          • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

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  • Omo9ja 2 weeks ago

    Education and experience are the fundamental factors as a coach or assistant coach. You has it all Yobo.

    This is the best development from NFF but they have to do more. Amunike and Yobo would have been the best options to help coach Rohr.

    I’m so glad that Imama is gone for the betterment of the Super Eagles but how about Aloy Agu?

    Goalkeeping department have been struggling under coach Rohr.

    I am not impressed with the NFF. Today’s headlines should have been, Amunike, Yobo, Peter Rufai, Ike Shorumu or Ikeme have joined the Super Eagles crews. That would have been a great news and new development from our NFF.

    Leaving Amunike and goalkeepers trainers out of this issue means that the current NFF are not capable of moving Super Eagles to the highest level. Visition without a solid plan, is nothing. So therefore, we are watching you very closely NFF.

    Yobo alone can not do it all NFF should please understand this. We need more from you NFF. For me, I scored NFF 20/100. They have to get it right as early as possible before the next world cup and Afcon. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Well said Omon9ja. The first time l have seen you made sense. No wonder your nice rating is up. Keep it up.

       
  • Hanif 2 weeks ago

    Why still coming up with excuses?
    D news said it all, Dey gave his achievements as a player and didn’t mention any coaching experience talk less of coaching achievement.
    I love yobo like my own brother but Dis appointment is thrash.

    It is a political game

     
  • Chairmanfemi 2 weeks ago

    Ahhh…This is serious! In as much as a part of me is Happy with this development, a much larger part of me feel very bad because the Post of Assistant Super Eagles Manager is not a playground for novice at allll!

    Good, Yobo was a great player for Nigeria with huge experience, Has he ever been a Coach or have a Coaching Certificate??? Even if he does! We’ve never heard anything like Yobo once managed a Club before. Why not appoint him as the Coach of the U-17, U-20 first and let’s see how he fares before feeling the Big shoe?? Another part of me feels bad because this is Crystal clear Odegbami is now one of the dictator for NFF which will spell doom for Nigeria because this man is not God and can’t be right with every decision he feels should be made! Now it’s clear the NFF are following his plan of making YOBO an understudy then Sack Rohr in no distant time. Well, I hope the NFF will convince we Nigerians by bringing out Yobo’s certs as a Coach in the next 2-3 days then I’ll believe it a good step

     
  • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

    Hehehehehe….the witch cried last night, the baby died this morning, who does not know it was the witch who killed the child.

    Congrats to Mr Yobo. More grease to your elbows. And to Mr Odegbami, huge congrats too for becoming the new Mr pimp of Nigerian football. Anyone who needs an NFF job now should just pay Me mathematical for a few good write ups and kabooommm….you land the gold mine.

    I was expecting to see a brief citation on Yobo’s coaching education, qualifications or experience in that awesome eulogy written above, alas… there seems to be none. So in other words the current assistant coach of the senior men’s national team is not even a coach….LMAO. Yobo should get ready to be a ball boy and referee anytime the eagles are playing 11 a-side in training. I trust white men, once they see you are incompetent, they send you on wild goose chases just to keep you busy. Lolz

    I thought the NFF said they contracted hiring of coaches for all our national teams this time around to a private firm to ensure competent hands are selected…..lmao…really competent hands we are having at the moment.

    Congrats once again to Mr Yobo. E remain Sunday Mba and Godfrey Oboabona. Make both of the quickly give Mr Odegbami phone call sharp sharp abeg…LMAO

    Expect more drama in the SE in the coming days. Monkey hand don enta pot of soup….. LMAO.

     
  • POSERS FOR THE NFF:How was Yobo selected? What was the selection process? Who else was invited? When was the interview done? Was it thrown open for application? Was Rohr consulted? Why was it done in secrecy? How come Odegbami talked about it 2 weeks ago (certainly can’t be a coincidence)?

    Was Odegbami flying a kite for the NFF’s with that article? Can we now take Odegbami’s articles as hints of Pinnick & the board’s secret plans and that they actually want to ease out Rohr & go back to indigenous coaches? Are Odegbami’s articles now used to test the waters and gauge public opinion first?

    When is the next NFF board election? I wish we can impeach this board to force a new election. I’m just worried they’re secretly implementing Odegbami’s jaundiced thought patterns.

    But a part of me is happy for Yobo, even though I think it should have been Amuneke or Finidi aa Assistant coach, & Yobo a part of the technical team. Carl Ikeme too should come in, in place of Alloy Agu.

     
  • Pompei 2 weeks ago

    OGONI BLANKET…. He played at the highest level for a long time, so he knows football. Let’s wish him well. Ideally, it would have been nice if he had a coaching certificate, or some coaching experience. But even in the corporate world, a competent rookie can come in and blow everyone away with his/her performance. It happens more often than we realize. If the enthusiasm and commitment is there, that might suffice for now. Look at what Aliou Cisse is doing with Senegal. Cisse had zero coaching experience when he was appointed to coach their U23 in 2013. And based on his performance, he was promoted to senior team coach. Belmadi the Algeria coach worked in Qatar before he got the Algeria job. Working in Qatar…..not many will see that as valuable experience, yet look at what he has achieved. So, experience is great, but it is not everything. Having said that, Yobo should take steps to acquire the necessary credentials. It can only help his cause.

     
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      Don’t get it twisted man.

      Cisse was already COACHING IN FRANCE even before he was approached by Senegal for the U23 job. He was at a time an assistant coach at a 2nd or 3rd division clubside between 2010 and 2012. And to be qualified to sit on the bench of any professional club in Europe, you must be QUALIFIED as a coach up to UEFA A licence level. Even at that, Senegal still didn’t shove him into the teranga lions hot seat. There was a graduation…first from youth teams, to assistant manager to caretaker manager to full manager. The cisse you see today had 9 solid years of COACHING EXPERIENCE going into 2019 AFCON

      Algeria’s coach has also been a coach in Qatar since 2010. He was even a one time coach of the qatari national team. The Belmadi we saw at AFCON had 9 years COACHING EXPERIENCE.

      Yobo isn’t even a coach yet. No trainings yet, no certifications yet, no work experience yet…..I don’t know which in corporate world you are talking about, but in the corporate world I know, incompetence is avoided like coronavirus. If you are not qualified you are not qualified. Lolz

      Let’s stop comparing apples to Bananas.

       
      • Pompei 2 weeks ago

        Dr Drey, if you like, compare banana to mango. That one dey your pocket. You said I shouldn’t get it twisted, yet most of your argument is pretty much the same thing I said!
        I will say it again. Experience is good, but it is not everything. Yobo may have no coaching experience, but that does not mean he does not have what it takes to excel in the job.
        Disagree with me all you want. Insult me sef. That doesn’t change the fact!

         
        • I am wondering what ‘fact’ you are talking about here. ???????

           
          • Pompei 2 weeks ago

            The fact is: EXPERIENCE IS GOOD, BUT IT IS NOT EVERYTHING.
            Hope this helps you.

             
        • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

          Hehehehehe….I won’t insult you…why should I when you haven’t insulted me. Lolz.

          You claim my arguement is the same with yours, yet while I’ve continued to harp on experience and tested hands of sentiments… meritocracy over popularity, you claim we should relegate experience to the background. Can’t you see you’ve already gotten it twisted…? LMAO.

          El hadji Diouf is Senegal’s most celebrated player of the millennium before Mane, why didn’t they give him their U23 team as at when they chose Cisse circa 2012…? Why didn’t they choose Ferdinand Coly or Khalilou Fadigha or Henri Camara or Salif Diao or any of the more celebrated stars of their golden era if na by ex-footballer or number of big teams or leagues played in dem dey take select coach for national team. Why did they choose one who had been into management of a professional club already if experience doesn’t matter. Na swagger and sweet mouth them dey use coach…? Why did dey test him first with their youth teams, after all their coach at the time was a local flop by name Amara Traore who had what was arguably the best strike force in Africa that time of Demba Ba, Moussa Sow and Pappise Cisse…??? Why did they still make him assist Alian Giress for a while, after Traore was booted out.
          When you set up a company or if you already have done, pls employ someone with zero experience to manage it ehn. Talk is cheap o.

          I have previously congratulated Yobo on his ‘selection’ as assistant manager of the senior national team of Nigeria, but we all know he isn’t even a coach yet. Even as a pundit, he only speaks sweet English and doesn’t say anything new when analysing a match, he says thing that we all are seeing…nothing technical or tactical most of the times.

          This was the same complaint we had against oliseh’s appointment at that time that NFF disregarded us and named him Pep Guardiola of Africa……and guess what, that was what ruined him eventually… Inexperience.

          Yobo is even far worse….no coaching education, no training, no certification, no coaching licenses,no experience.

          He’s retired almost 6 years ago….all we see of him is taking up front seat at comedy shows and punditry on supersport. We’ve not seen him anywhere near a club or a coaching institute…..pls remind us again what it takes to do the job of coaching that Yobo has…???

           
    • Experience can sometimes be overrated! When you know something you know it simple, though I can understand why people are negative about yobo which i think yobo should work to get his coaching licence because no one can apply for job without certificate. Otherwise it’s a good decision, he is young, brilliant and can learn one or two things from Rohr.

       
      • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

        How do you know something you have never been trained on or worked on before..?

        I have traveled by air all over the world for years does that qualify me to fly a plane…???

        I have flown commercial airplanes for years, does that qualify me to fly a fighter jet…??

        I have been a general practitioner for years, does that qualify me to perform brain surgeries…???

        When you want to build a 14 storey building, pls don’t look for a person who has been building highrises previously, look for someone who has been building face me I slap you bungalows, simply because he knows how to mix cement and lay bricks….Lolz.

        Even in African an adage says what an elder can see while seated on the floor, a youngster cannot see even when he climbs a wall

        Experience is indeed overrated.

         
        • I wonder who is the child between me and you here? You talk as if yobo was a carpenter or a bricklayer before his appointment, he is an ex international for crying out loud. Telling me you have fly a plane before is not the issue.

           
          • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

            Dont get emotional…no one has called you a child.

            That adage was simply making reference to the fact that even African culture recognizes and rates the place of experience of old age above and beyond the vibrancy of youth.

            Merely being an ex-international isn’t a coaching qualification, just as being a regular air traveler doesnt qualify you to be a pilot, nor being an age-long cab driver qualify you to drive articulated trucks.

            Pele and Maradona are he greatest of all ex-internationals and played more football than Yobo could have ever dreamt of…did that automatically translate to excellent coaching abilities…?

            If training as a coach isn’t necessary simply because you are an ex-international, why do players go to spend money and dedicate 4 years of their lives studying a game they have played for decades and even won silverwares, just because they want to become coaches…?

            Just as I advised you earlier, When you want to build a 14 storey building, pls don’t look for a person who already has experience building high-rise buildings, since experience is overrated, Please look for someone who has been building face me I slap you bungalows, simply because he knows how to mix cement and lay bricks.

             
        • Pompei 2 weeks ago

          Well, the argument can also be made that experience must start from somewhere. The most experienced brain surgeon in the world started from somewhere. He/she had to do their first surgery in the past. If you were the patient, would you say because a brilliant young doctor has no experience, you will not allow them to operate on you? If everybody adopts that mindset, were will the young doctor’s experience come from?

           
          • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

            @ Pompei….I put it to you that you are just bluffing. May God give you good health all your life…but I bet you will NEVER agree to having a trainee doctor who has never entered a surgical room perform a crucial surgery on you when experienced surgeons are available. Even if you mistakenly agree, your family will not. Neither will you also allow a trainee pilot fly you in a commercial airline.

            Even doctors in training first perform surgeries on animals and dead bodies before being given live humans to operate upon. So too pilots in training fly simulators and very light propeller aircraft and earn their badges before being allowed into the cockpits of passenger aircrafts.

            Yobo has not even conducted coaching clinics for secondary school students before and kaboooommm…he is the Asst Manager of the super eagles of Nigeria.
            Does that even sound well…???

             
          • Pompei 2 weeks ago

            Dr. Drey, using the surgery analogy, how about if you have a brilliant young doctor who is very adept with modern knowledge and techniques, but has no practice experience, versus experienced doctors versed in the use of outdated, almost obsolete methods. In a life or death surgery, would it be such a WILD GAMBLE to go for the young doctor? Think about it. Using your pilot analogy, if your friend has been flying around with a pilot for 10 yrs, mind you he has never flown a plane himself, but for 10 yrs, he has been right there in the cockpit with an experienced pilot, learning on the job. If the pilot during mid air is suddenly indisposed for some reason, would you even hesitate for a second to ask your friend to fly the plane? Of course not! He may not have done it yet, but he has been flying the plane in his mind for years. He knows the theory of it inside out, and if given the opportunity, will fly the plane very well. We are talking about an informed gamble here. Everything is a gamble, afterall. Even the most experienced doctors make mistakes that turn patients into corpses. Even experienced pilots make mistakes too. The point is whoever is there at the helm must have the knowledge and skill required to do the job, and the professional attitude to discharge his duties with due care
            Yobo has no coaching experience, but he has been in the battlefield all his life! He’s played football at the highest level, captained our national team for many years. This guy may be wet behind the ears from a coaching perspective, but he is no liability. He can be a solid resource for Rohr if used correctly. And working with Rohr will afford him a golden opportunity to watch and learn from a master in his trade. It’s a win-win situation, Dr. Drey.
            I agree with you 100% that the main problem here is that the hiring process is not transparent. Meritocracy was not applied. However, I think the decision has its merits as well. And as a fan, especially one who understands the fine lines involved in making critical decisions, all I can do is wish Yobo well and hope for the best. My expectation regarding Yobo is that he will take the steps required to acquire his coaching badges. He must do that.

             
  • Hahaha lolx the juju of imama has expired,i am still wondering how he even got that SE job, because am sure that he can’t even manage under 5 team,good luck yobo good luck Rohr good luck sE good luck me

     
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      Imama cannot manage an under 5 team…..but he won the league for rangers after 35 trophyless years….? He may have bungled his opportunities at managing at international level, but no one can take winning the NPFL away from him.

       
      • Bro u can employ his as ur village club coach now he is free,hahahaha,anyway Mr IMAMA I personally thank you for your efforts,but really u supposed to be sacked before now

         
        • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

          Hahahaha…..but I thought you said he can’t coach an Under 5 team. So how did he manage to win what enugu rangers hasn’t won in 35 years…? Are you sure it’s not you who needs help from my village….??

           
  • Samchi 2 weeks ago

    First the Judiciary tells us the President doesn’t need a C.V to be Head of state.
    Yesterday buhari appoint’s his daughter ‘MANAGER’ at NNPC with Zero work experience_ 24Hrs Later NFF shows us how well they’ve Learned from the Ogas @ d top!!!

     
  • Tancofootball 2 weeks ago

    Congratulations Yobo, my own opinion is that NFF by appointing just Yobo as an Assistant to GR is a right step in a right direction it baffles me when people say he’s in experience, what’s the true definition of “experience” a man who has has over 90 caps for the SE, played in 3 world cups, 5 nation cups and many league matches in Europe and you calling that person inexperience? After all he was not appointed to be an Assistant manager in an oil company rather he’s appointed to be the An Assistant coach to the game he has played at the highest level. Can someone tell me how many teams has Mikel Arteta managed before he was appointed as head coach of Arsenal football Club? From assistant coach in Man City straight to the head coach of Arsenal. Also there’s a trend going on in a modern day football which most people didn’t notice, most teams now are being managed by young coaches, we are in total revolution era in football now, last Afcon is a typical example, Ben almadi the Algerian coach and Aliou cisse are young coaches in their 40s, we all saw their exploits at the last Afcon in Egypt. I think we can take inspiration from that. Let’s support YOBO. I believe he understand the technical and tactical aspect of the game Better than GR, he can learn team management from GR. God bless Naija.

     
    • Omo9ja 2 weeks ago

      @Tancofootball, well spoken. You are seeing what I’m seeing now. The Algeria coach said the same thing after their match against Nigeria. It is a welcome development. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

       
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      Maradona won 2 world cups and several league titles….Pele won 3 world cups, scored over 1000 goals, also won several titles and both are regarded as the 2 greatest footballers of all time….but has that also made them great coaches….???

      Nobody has said we shouldn’t hire young coaches….but even the Algerian federation didn’t hire a rookie to coach their team. As at the time Belmadi was hired, he had 8 years COACHING EXPERIENCE as an ex professional club coach and also as a former Qatar national team coach.

      Playing 1000 football matches as a player doesn’t make you a coach…it only makes you an ex-footballer. To become a coach, you must have trained as one and obtained license to be one.

       
  • Omo9ja 2 weeks ago

    Let’s congratulate Yobo and stop complaining about the move. The NFF plan is very clear and simple. The Nigerian young talented coaches are taking the position of Mr. Rohr before or after his current contract expires.

    However, this is a good development because half of our ex players are better than Imama, Salisu Yusuf and Agu.

    Oga Rohr is not getting younger anymore and instead of hiring a foreign coach again and since our ex players will be part of the team as from today on, I’m pretty sure that they will not fail Nigerians.

    Apart from winning the third place in Egypt as a coach and building a team, we have so many ex players that can do more than what Mr. Rohr have done so far.

    How long does it take Olishe to found Ikęmę?
    That mean our ex players are the best for this position if properly managed.

    I do really believe in these our ex players. All they needed from NFF is freedom.

    Once again, congratulations to you Mr. Yobo. I’m very happy for you I hope other ex players will join the team soon.

    Congratulations to we patriotic Nigerians, we are getting there. We just have to do more.

    Made in Nigeria ex players turned coaches are the best and my people, it is high time we support our ex players.
    Our ex players have come to realized that in modern football, you have to be like uncle to your players not like a coach or boss to your players.

    For this reason, Super Eagles will be Super again. Having Oga Rohr around with our ex players till the next world cup and Afcon is not a bad idea. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      “….Our ex players have come to realized that in modern football, you have to be like uncle to your players…”

      Hahahaha….the way Oliseh was uncle to them and retired our best goalkeeper and best striker at that time abi…? LMAO.

      E be like say that no 70 position in FIFA rankings is still ‘hungrying’ you.

       
      • Omo9ja 2 weeks ago

        Dr. Drey….., Dr. Drey…, Dr. Drey…., how many times did I call you? If I’m not mistaken, thrice right? Lol.

        This is the first time I’m replying you this year because of your immaturity.

        I have come to realized that DREY has no meaning and for you to say something meaningful, you have to change your name.

        You have been carrying Oyinbo identity for so long and this is the right time to have a rethink.

        We have so many names in this our country that will be useful for you.

        We have
        (1) Dare
        (2) Dayó
        (3) Abacha
        (4) Babangida
        (5) Chinedu
        (6) Akpan and so on you can choose from. For you to act as a Nigerian, you have to be a Nigerian.

        Or

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        9ja4lfe.

        Dr. please think about what I just said today young man.

        If you have time, read all the comments on Yobo’s issue, most of the comments were positive. This is the best thing to do and NFF went for it. NFF knew that Yobo and our ex players were the best for the position.

        Algeria coach and Senegal coach were coaching some where else before coaching their national teams does not mean Yobo should follow their footsteps. This is what we called lucky. Yobo is fortunate to be one, please let celebrate him.

        Yobo can even do better than both Cisse and Belmadi in terms of the technicalities and tactical acumen of the Super Eagles team.

        Dr. Since you said, you would like to have cold trophy on one side of you and having baba dudu and Star on the other side lol, since then, I understood why you were bn kicking against everyone on this platform.

        To find a solution to this problem, you have to change that Oyinbo name “DREY” so that you can think as a Nigerian.

        I love you so much and I want the best for you Dr.

        Please and please, make a special announcement about your name. And if that doesn’t help then, hmmm, I have to find another way for you.

        Dr. OneV9ja OR Dr.9ja4life should be the best option for you. Just pick one out of both names.

        This is 2020, you have to be a changed person whether you like it or not. I’m here to help you. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

         
        • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

          Congratulations to you for being mature. And congratulations also for being senseless….or how else can we quantify statements such as

          “…Algeria coach and Senegal coach were coaching some where else before coaching their national teams does not mean Yobo should follow their footsteps…”

          “…Yobo can even do better than both Cisse and Belmadi in terms of the technicalities and tactical acumen…”

          On what basis can someone who has never coached even a secondary school team before be BETTER than people who have won silver and gold at AFCON level….??? You for even say Yobo is better than Keshi and Amodu.

          You where the same one who has been clamouring that we should follow the Senegal and Algeria example….now that we have educated your ignorance on how Senegal and Algeria got it right, you have quickly changed mouth that “…it does not mean Yobo should follow their footsteps…” So whose footsteps should Yobo follow….? Gary Neville… or Thierry Henry…. Sunday oliseh or Sabri lamouchi… who all thought talking on TV was the same practical coaching only to fail woefully after going to start their coaching careers from the top…?

          At least those ones even went to coaching school and even bagged the highest coaching licenses in world football before attempting coaching.

          If we what to copy other countries, why not copy them the right way…? Did Yobo have a better playing career than Amunike, Finidi, Amokachi, Eguavoen, Mutiu Adepoju who have all also bagged UEFA coaching licenses….? Did he have a better playing career than Kanu and Okocha…? If we MUST integrate ex-players into our national teams technical crew should it be someone who has been clubbing and doing showbiz in the last 6 years and has not even conducted a single coaching clinic for kids or attended coaching courses that we should employ as assistant manager of our Senior Men’s National team…?

          Wahlahi you really get sense o. You get am plenty sef.

          According to you i might be immature but at least i’m not a chronic lair like you. I lay my points with facts that can be verified.

          And one thing that is factual now is that Nigeria is currenly the only country in the world who has someone who is NOT YET A COACH as the assistant manager of its senior men’s national team.

          And by the way. Leave my name as it is. It is coined from the name ‘Ándre’. I’ll rather have an Oyinbo name and think/talk reasonably than be an Omo-ale or Omo-oshi and always spew garbage in public.

           
          • Omo9ja 2 weeks ago

            Dr. You have nothing to prove to me anymore because you don’t know your value.

            If you know the meaning of your name, you should be sorry for yourself.

            “A drey — or dray — is a nest of a tree squirrel or a flying squirrel. Dreys are usually built of twigs, dry leaves, and grass, and typically assembled in the forks of a tall tree. They are sometimes referred to as “drey nests” to distinguish them from squirrel “cavity nests” (also termed “dens”). In temperate regions, dreys become much more visible in the autumn, when leaf-fall reveals new nests built the previous summer or in early fall.

            A favoured site for a drey is a tree crotch about above ground level. Squirrels may also nest in attics or exterior walls of buildings, where a drey may be regarded as a fire hazard, as some squirrels have a habit of gnawing on electrical cables. At other times, squirrels may inhabit a permanent tree den in the hollow of a trunk or large branch”.

            If I call you Dr. Drey, that means you don’t deserve to be on this forum.

            We all known how
            squirrel behaves and no wonder you have bn doing your things this way.
            Orukó ómó lonro ómó.

            I won’t exchange words with.

            If I may ask, are you not omo9ja? And you called me Ómó Ale? Have a rethink o.

            No wonder you are acting like a squirrel lol.

            Sorry Dr. You are not worthy to be here on this platform.

            Please be humble. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

             
  • “He understand the technical and tactical aspect of the game better than gernot Rohr” look at how someone reason! Some people will just open mouth and spew rubbish out, know better than the man who had been coaching before he was born hmmmm. That is why it always pain me when people started saying NFF should go for world class coach. Tell me which world class coach will accept this nonsense NFF is doing? How can you appoint an assistant coach for a coach? Would Mourhino,Klop or Guardiola have taken this as pointed by Mr Odegbami sometimes? Some people are praising NFF simply cos Yobo is a Nigerian and it is not fair let’s be honest he is inexperience and not qualify for the job. If it was given to people like Amunike, Finidi, Amokachi etc it would have been better.

     
  • Chima E Samuels 2 weeks ago

    Up naija goodbye to Imama he can go and apply to coach his village or Sambisa eleven, next out is goal keeper‘s trainer Agu who has no business in that team. 

     
  • OmoEsan 2 weeks ago

    Many may not know this, but it is clear to me that Yobo lobbied his way into this position, the NFF bought the idea and Elder Segun Odegbami was co-opted into the plan to prepare grounds for the implementation.

    Personally I don’t have any issue with Yobo but I feel strongly that he isn’t the man for this job for some reasons.
    Ex-players interested in coaching immediately get involved in activities preparing them for a coaching job. It is public knowledge that Amuneke shared the same classroom with Guardiola while he studied for his UEFA Coaching license. He proceeded to accept offers that can be said to be unattractive so as to boost his resume before the big offers began to role in. From Bridge Boys to Golden Eaglets, Flying Eagles to the Sudanese club he coached and lately the Tanzanian national team, we sure know Amuneke’s story.
    It was also public knowledge when Eguavoen went to upgrade his coaching credentials to get the UEFA B license. From Enyimba to Ifeanyi Ubah and from Super Eagles to Under 23, we all know how Eguavoen has fared so far.
    SiaOne’s story is very much in public domain. Armed with his coaching credential he coached an academy in The USA, Flying Eagles (twice), Under 23 (twice) and Super Eagles (twice), not to mention his stints with Ocean Boys, Heartland and JUTH of Jos.
    Seyi Olofinjana, Nduka Ugbade, the great but late Stephen Keshi etc; We have many examples of ex- players to share in this regard. Suffice to say that some players even bag a coaching certificate while still playing, hence their transition to coaching is seamless.
    One thing is common in the transition of the above named ex-players & that is the fact that their intentions were clear, they studied for the job, took unattractive offers to build their resume before the big offers came. Oh yes, they made sacrifices.
    If our dear Yobo had bagged any certification before now , trust me it would have been mentioned in the announcement. Yobo retired since Brazil 2014 & 5.5 years down the line he’s got no certificate to show and no documented evidence of his involvement in football related activities is visible. Rather, our dear Yobo was in the news campaigning for President Jonathan some years ago while pictures and videos of our ex-captain attending comedy shows are more common in the media circles than his involvement in soccer related activities.
    This for me shows a lack of interest and passion on Yobo’s path. From my perspective the appointment is more of political rather than technical and this may spell doom for Nigerian football if not properly managed.
    For Elder Segun Odegbami, I address you as an elder because that is the position you should be occupying in Nigerian football at the moment but unfortunately recent write-ups emanating from your desk proves otherwise. As a PR professional myself, I know a PR stunt when I see one. Your write-ups about Rohr and later Yobo were pure PR stunts disguised as ‘showing concern for Nigerian football’. The moment Benedict Akwuegbu corroborated your opinion about Yobo, it immediately occurred to me that Yobo’s camp launched a PR campaign to give a voice to their course, so I am not surprised at this outcome. However, I am shocked that Elder Odegbami could allow himself to be used and could afford to put his integrity on the line for a course such as this. Regardless of one’s age, everyone seems to have a price after all.
    On a personal note, I wish the Super Eagles the best and I wish Yobo the very best in his latest adventure. Whatever happens, I want Super Eagles to keep improving and impressing Nigerians and as long as Yobo’s involvement gives us good results, we will urge him on.
    I have spoken.

     
  • Oakfield 2 weeks ago

    Loud claps!!!! Kudos, to the ex cricket international for a very good covet job done, it’s yielded great fruits in a very short period of time, wow. I never knew that someone with no coaching experience or qualification could be made an assistant coach of a team let alone the senior national team of Nigeria, incredible! Really incredible indeed. I can’t believe what is happening, and yet,some people are happy. What nonsense! No doubt, Most of us are CEOs/general managers/human resource managers etc of various establishments, now the question is: would u employ someone with no experience to man an important position as sensitive as the that of a vice manager of the entire company? We would never make such a decision for the good of our establishment. In fact, the CV of such an applicant would be flung into the bin without thinking twice. And here we have such a scenario playing out before our very eyes and some people are happy. Very pitiful. Let me make it known to some of you that the position of an assistant is same as the main position and hence, anybody employed in the former has to to be competent enough to man the post without sentiments. Para venture something happens to the head or the maybe the head is lacking ideas , it is the responsibility of the vice to take charge and calmly steer the ship or make meaningful contributions (based on experience) to see to the success of the establishment. In as much as Yobos appointment sounds very good and sweet in the ears, it’s putting a square peg in a round hole. Yobo is on a mission to oust rohr (that’s the plan) and in no distant time, we shall see it unfold or play out before our eyes.

     
  • Cuteprince 2 weeks ago

    Yobo’s Appointment:

    My submissions

    1. Yobo isn’t the 1st Assistant Salisu is…would’ve preferred Amunike/Finidi in place of Salisu.

    2. A good learning curve for Yobo as in the case of BigBoss 99-2001 Firstly as 2nd assistant to Bonfrere Jo and secondly as 1st assistant to Amodu.
    Thirdly as Head coach of the U20 Flying Eagles 2001.

    3. Yobo should now go for his coaching badges to enhance efficiency

    4. Rohr has his own coaching staffs under his own pay role, therefore Yobo is an NFF intern learning the ropes under Rohr for future purposes.

    5. Carl Ikeme/Enyeama should Replace Alloy ‘old order’ Agu & Emenalo should Replace Agali as talent scout or replace Bitrus Bewarang as NFF Technical Director

    Thanks

     
    • Cuteprince 2 weeks ago

      For now the main thing Yobo will bring to the team is that keshiesque Swagger and keshiesque champions’ confidence/mentality that believe was lacking @2018 we and against Algeria that’s all…
      Rohr is still ‘The Man’

       
  • So Yobo have suddenly become a nonentity in football matters in Nigeria just because the people we have been campaigning for did not get the Job. NIGERIANS when shall we begin to be TRUE PATRIOTS that will only stand and defend that which is best for Nigeria. CONGRATULATIONS YOBO

     
  • Alamin 2 weeks ago

    Congratulations to Mr Yobo,.on his appointment. though the introduction of our ex players into the national team is a good step but deep inside us we should all know that yobo is not yet capable for the job. this is not a child play o(S EAGLE assistant coach) yobo might be an ex player playing with different club and leagues, he has football experience, agreed. but we are talking about coaching experience which is different from player experience Cos with the above statement/post we all find no coaching experience.
    it’s is a good thing that our ex player is introduced to national team football(not that we are against yobo) but it should be a person with some coaching experience or certificate.
    maybe he his processing his coaching license, let wait an see when he his doing interview, he should be able to reveal things to us. we will fully know maybe the NFF is playing politics. Thanks my fellow Nigerians.

     
  • Omo9ja 2 weeks ago

    “It’s Klins Mann! One Jurgen has resigned from his role and Super Eagles could be his Target

    With the future of Super Eagles head Coach Gernot Rohr still in the air, there could be yet another twist to the biggest national team job in Africa following the sudden resignation of Jurgen Klinsmann as Hertha Berlin Manager.

    Klinsmann has been long admired by some top NFF officials and the 55 year-old would have been seriously consider for the Super Eagles job before he opted to join Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin 10 weeks ago.

    The former Bayern Munich and USA National Men’s Team Manager has never worked in Africa, but his record of having guided Germany to a third place finish at the 2006 FIFA World Cup could be a bait to tempting to ignore.

    He also won the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup with the USA team, that he coached between 2011 till 2016.

    Meanwhile, the NFF and Rohr are still not close to agreeing a deal, although there are indications the 66 year-old could leave owing to the conditions in the new contract.

    Details of the new deal were revealed by the NFF President Amaju Pinnick towards the end of last year, and at the height of a very frosty relationship with the Eagles Boss.

    The older German does not enjoy wide acceptance among fans of the Eagles and has been criticized by former players and coaches of the team.

    Adegboye Onigbinde and Segun Odegbami, former Coach and ex player respectively called for no new deal with Rohr in interviews on Brila FM.

    Even more critical was former captain and later Coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh, who argued that Nigeria should consider following the trend of Football administrators hiring younger Managers for their teams, and actually go on to achieve some measure of significant success.

    However, brila.net sources are confirming the scheduled negotiations between the NFF and Rohr will hold in the UK with several top federation officials expected to be present.

    Should Rohr refuse to accede to the new terms of a much constricted contract, the NFF could opt for a local Coach who will oversee the next round of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers from next Month and possibly announce a new permanent Coach in the same month. But, it’s not certain if Klinsmann will be eager to return to management so soon after quitting Hertha Berlin because he didn’t enjoy a lot of support or trust of his employers”.

    NOTE:
    NFF should not change the chemistry of coach Rohr’s team. All he needed now are good assistant coaches and good goalkeeper trainers.

    I would have appreciate NFF a little bit more if Amunike and new goalkeeper trainers were included but sacking Oga Rohr this time around is too close and is not going to help the team. That is going to disorganized the team because, Afcon qualifiers are around the corner.

    This is why I said our ex players should be involved in the NFF board. Enough of ex politicians and business men.

    Eguavon can be our new NFF president while other ex players can steps in. It may take time but we will get it right sooner or later by God’s grace. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Your points are well noted and appreciated. It was equally educative also.

       
  • Nigeria govt of APC will stop at nothing.
    Why not Amuneke as first assistant and then Yobo as the second assistant.

    What is Yusufu still doing in the super Eagles?

    Why not Name Amuneke, Yobo and Enyema as the new Assistants to row to understudy Him and take over after the 2022 World cup?

    what is the criteria to name Yobo ahead of Amuneke to the SE bench?
    Is there any difference between this and naming Tanko the sharia judge without English and mathematics in his WAEC to the Supreme court?
    Now we saw how Tanko could not add the votes in the case of Imo state Governorship tussle.
    SHAME on Nigeria.

     
  • Cuteprince 2 weeks ago

    I suggest Yobo be sent on attachment to Everton for further experience gathering from one of the world’s best, Carlo Ancelotti anytime the SE is not on duty
    It will only serve Nigeria well and not only him but also other accomplished ex-internationals with the dream of one day coaching any Nigerian national teams can recommended to their former clubs where they achieved tremendous success or legendary status…while also insisting they get their coaching badges

    Meanwhile the following have the requisite qualifications and on-field experience to man other of NTs
    1. Seyi Olofinjana
    2. Finidi George
    3. Emmanuel Amunike
    4. Mikel is doing his badges
    5. Mike Emenalo
    6. Sunny Oliseh (I know fans will list me for this)

     
  • _Opportunity of a Lifetime_

    Joseph Yobo has been handed the opportunity of a lifetime. It is now up to him to make the best use of this chance given to him on a platter of gold.

    As far as appointments go – be it in the corporate world, sports or any field of human endeavour – there will always be controversial ones to raise many an eyebrow and this one is no exception.

    But that is not the point.

    Joseph Yobo served Nigeria with distinction with the Super Eagles and some influential stakeholders feel this is the best way to: a) reward him for his efforts and a) help him launch his coaching career.

    Interesting…..

    I have been around long enough to know that this can play out in one of two ways: 1) Yobo could seize this opportunity to go on and be a decent coach or 2) We could all look back and see how Yobo messed up a golden opportunity.

    Just as in his playing days, the ball is now squarely in Yobo’s court.

    Hopefully, he will not treat it like the he did against France for own goal that knocked Nigeria out of the 2018 World Cup!

     
  • Cuteprince 2 weeks ago

    By the way who be Yobo godfather for this country?
    This lad had always jumped the line… Overtook gbenga okunowo and godwin okpara to be 1st choice right back, overtook aghawonder and some more senior players to become vice captain and later captain of the team…not taking any thing away from him and his contribution/achievements… But the guy has a very solid backbone or is it just GRACE???

     
    • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

      @ hahahaha….which lie lie grace…? I dont buy that religious fallacy Nigerians use to smokescreen their underground shenanigans. Words like Grace, unmerited favour, Small boy big God, are the reason nothing works in the country today.

      @ OmoEsan’s opening remarks sums it all up

      “….Many may not know this, but it is clear to me that Yobo lobbied his way into this position, the NFF bought the idea and Elder Segun Odegbami was co-opted into the plan to prepare grounds for the implementation….”

      In one of my responses to Mr Odegbami’s many prologues to pave the way for and justify this appointment of an unqualified ex-international as the senior men’s national team’s assistant coach, I put it to him straight up that I cannot be fooled as it could be read in between the lines that he was being induced to write what he was writing….an lo and behold, a few weeks later, an announcement has been made. First time it will ever happen since I started following Nigerian football.

      Of course we have many reasons to believe Yobo is an ‘NFF boy’.
      Recall during the 2013 nations cup when there was turmoil in the Eagles camp. Keshi explicitly stated back then that Yobo and IK Uche “allowed themselves to be used by FA officials”, hence the reason both ‘senior’ players where dumped to the bench for the rest of the tournament. It wasnt a hidden secret that Yobo apologized after still being left out of the team post AFCON and the Confed Cup in Brazil (of course, he seriously desired his 100 caps, as well as another shot at the World cup) and was later recalled. It was IK Uche who was still doing “stronghead” and hoping his godfathers in the FA will arm-twist Keshi into calling him up, but unfortunately for him, not being able to say simple “I am Sorry” denied him his career and a place in history.

      Otherwise, even if the NFF were to hire an ex-international or ex-captain as assitant manager as Odegbami was lobbying, does Yobo have the profile of the likes of Jayjay Okocha or has he played and achieved as much in football as the likes of Kanu….???

      The question begs….who else was interviewed for that role…?? What was the criteria for selection….where does it leave the likes of Adepoju, Finidi, Amunueke, Olofinjana etc who are also accomplished ex-internationals in every respect and have even gone further than yobo by both acquiring coaching qualifications and actually coaching teams previously. How come Yobo has been selected ahead of these ones….are they telling us he was more qualified than them….???

      My fear for Yobo is that 1. He wasnt chosen by Rohr, hence would not be trusted with crucial assignments, 2. His closeness to the NFF will keep Rohr at alert and hence would be systematically sidelined from the scheme of things in camp. 3. His inexperience will make him valueless to the crew and will only be saddled with ‘menial’ tasks. As much as I hate to say this, the technical crew will see him as a liability to the crew. Why did Amokachi resign from a similar role when Berti Vogts was in charge circa 2008, Da bull lamented he was being used more as an errand boy and jugging mannequin in the eagles camp.

      Once again, big congratulations to Yobo. He has gotten on a platter what others have been working and training hard for for years…but he should remember the saying, ‘ when you start from the top, there’s usually no where else to go but down…rather start from down/bottom because you cant have anywhere else to go but the top’. His godfathers have helped him to get the job, unfortunately, they cant help him to do the job. Good luck to him…!!!

       
      • Lord AMO 2 weeks ago

        @Dr. Drey, in my short time on this forum I must say that your submissions have shown to be the most insightful, factual and overall unbiased in nature. i really do enjoy reading them. Your knowledge of our football history is also commendable and you always seem to strike the right cord when you cite them. Most importantly you have a good way of side-swiping the insults that come from those who tend to disagree or feel threatened by your submissions and you stay on message with minimal distractions. Keep it up Bro.

        Sadly men of your ilk and temperament are not celebrated in this God-forsaken country of ours

         
      • Pompei 2 weeks ago

        With one side of your mouth, you congratulate Yobo for the job. With the other side, you imply that he is a beneficiary of NEPOTISM and GODFATHERISM.
        I am baffled that for one who proclaims to be a stickler for FACTS AND DATA, you have jumped to a conclusion based on a whim! A conclusion that could very well prove injurious to the reputation of others. What evidence do you have that Yobo’s godfather(s) got him this job? Speculating on your couch does not count as evidence. Why all this brouhaha about Yobo’s appointment? You say he has no experience….3 world cups, 5 afcons, 100 internationals, years playing at the highest level in England and other top European leagues. Surely he must have learned a thing or two from his coaches! His football experience puts him at an advantage if he decideds to go for his coaching badges. He has good working knowledge of tactics, player management, fitness drills, and all the other body of knowledge coaches utilise. So his choice for the job is not as farfetched as you make it appear!
        Granted, the selection process leaves a lot to be desired. Especially when we have numerous other seemingly more qualified candidates. However, in my experience, there have been times I have seen opportnities go to individuals with rookie status, due to other qualities these individuals bring to the table. I refuse to believe that Yobo lobbied for the position for material gain. Google Joseph Yobo net worth – the man is worth $35 mil. He is comfortable financially. And why would he willingly become a stooge for others in the NFF? The same NFF that we praised lavishly for organizing many grade A matches for the national team in recent times, is it so wrong to have some faith in them for making a choice regarding who ahould assist Rohr and possibly replace him in the future?
        If Yobo comes in and starts doing well, the same people who are lambasting him now will CHANGE MOUTH again and jump on the YOBO BANDWAGON. Hehehehe!
        Yobo has received the appointment. You can raise hell about it, or you can support him and hope for the best. The choice is yours.

         
        • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

          Of course @ Pompei.

          Of course I have to congratulate him. To be appointed to that position either by hook or by crook deserves felicitations. Its not easy to have godfathers in the 1st place. The post of Asst manager of a national team is an exhalted position, so whoever finds himself there deserves to be congratulated. However, what will not happen is to turn a completely blind eye to the fact that his employers have made a terrible blunder….one which may ruin him rather than exhalt him.

          I didnt jump into conclusions that Yobo must have gotten the job unfairly or that he has influences up there. History, the sequence of events and the manner in which the appointment was made points every inch to that fact

          HISTORY
          Why not read up http://forum.cybereagles.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=242389&view=next and http://www.mtnfootball.com/international/fifa-world-cup-2014/news/2013/november/23-keshi-says-he-wont-be-shocked-to-be-axed-for-world-cup.html for you to know that Yobo has in the past descended so low as to be used as a TOOL OF SABOTAGE by the NFF in times past….that was even when he was playing active football and worth more than is current $35 Net worth valuation.

          Sequence of Events.
          Since almost a month now, a certain “elderstatesman” has been trying so hard to sell the idea of replacing the current coach with an ex-international who has never even trained primary school kids, a fantastic PR job by every means….one month latter, an ex-international who has neither trained as a coach nor have any experience as a coach and is NOT A COACH was appointed as ASSISTANT MANAGER of the SE. All this guy has in his CV are his 100 caps and no more. Was it that NFF fell for the PR job or do some people now have ears in the NFF to know who has been employed as coach even as far back a 1 month earlier…??? Or do you think its all mere conincidence…???

          Even if we want to neglect him not having trained as a coach, is he the most respected, most disciplined or most influential or most accomplished ex-captain or ex-international available…? Where do we place the likes of Pa Jayjay and Sir Kanu in that pecking order…???

          MANNER OF APPOINTMENT
          We all know that the technical committee employs coaches for the national teams and breaks the news…? Pls who broke this news of yobo’s appointment…? When was the position advertised…? Who were those shortlisted…? Who were the people who conducted the interviews…? What was their criteria…? Was the best candidate received, interviewed and employed for the job…? and how come Mr Odegbami seemingly had that “premonition” over 4 weeks ago…?

          You claim Yobo’s playing experience is enough to automatically make him a coach….just look at the stats below:

          Joseph Yobo – $35m Net worth, 459 career club matches, 5 career honours

          Steven Gerrard – $90 Net worth, 749 career club matches, 9 career honours – livepool youth coach, Liverpool U18s, Liverpool U23s, Rangers

          Frank Lampard – $100m Net worth, 888 career club matches, 11 career honours, Chelsea youth coach, Derby county, Chelsea FC

          John Terry – $70m Net worth, 14 career honours, 750 career club matches, Aston villa assistant coach

          Xavi Hernandez – $40m Net worth, 859 career club matches, 9 career honours, Al-sadd (Qatari league)

          Theirry Henry – $101 Net worth – 790 career club matches, 11 career honours – Belgium, Monaco, Montreal Impact

          All these WORLD CLASS PLAYERS who played under WORLD CLASS coaches in WORLD CLASS tournaments, played more matches and at far higher levels than Yobo, yet they still went back to the classrooms to LEARN COACHING…and earn their certificates and coaching licenses and didnt even jump from the bottom of the ladder to the top’. These guys must be mugus….they must all the daft. Seems they didnt “learned a thing or two from their coaches”. They didnt have “good working knowledge of tactics, player management, fitness drills, and all the other body of knowledge coaches utilize” That was why they had to go back to study coaching for 4 years and earn their Pro licenses

          Our 94 set whom we all agree as our BEST ever set of players under our BEST ever Coach have the likes of Oliseh, Finidi, Amunike, Amokachi, Rufai, Mutiu adepoju who all went back to the classroom too to LEARN COACHING…..they too must be mumus for doing so. They shouldnt have. Their playing experience should have been enough to transfigure them into coaches. Yobo is the smart one…the sharp guy. His 100 caps, Zero certificates and Zero work experience automatically qualifies him to be a coach and not just any coach, the Assistant Manager of the Nigerian National team.

          Is Yobo’s net worth higher than these other players who are now coaching..? Was his net worth lower when as an active player, he “allowed himself to be used by FA officials to sabotage his coach and the national team”….? Pls throw that net worth argument into the dustbin.

          If we praised the NFF before now for a good job, should we praise them now that they’ve given the devil an air-conditioned office in their secretariat…???

          Just like I’v said earlier CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSEPH YOBO. His Godfathers have gotten him the job (he was neither the most experienced, nor the most heralded ex-international to merit the job), unfortunately, his godfathers cannot help him to do the job.

          He should get ready to be the one to be given plate and nylon bag to go and buy food for the rest of the crew while they are at work. Na wetin eye dey find e dey see.

          Nuff said.

           
  • GLORY 2 weeks ago

    I honestly don’t think Yobo been an assistant to Rohr is a bad idea, especially with regards to replacing Imama. And I m pretty sure many that are against it, are only doing so because of Baba Segun seemingly vengeful motive. But alas, this might work against him/ cohorts n work for Rohr n his supporters. Yobo is a very decent person n one that I sense, won’t tolerate those bulldog selfish agents. Again, all these talk about certification is all Western brainwashing. Just like they have used their education/qualifications to box the black race into eternally playing second fiddle to them,so they are trying to do with all these coaching certification.I coached u-7 over here, won matches, but got stopped on d ground, I must get my certificate first, which I haven’t because main job takes most of my time, but another with certification came on, team kept losing matches, parents started losing interest n withdrew their children. Now club is no where to be found. I don’t get fooled by that any more. They are well orchestrated ploy to continue to be steps ahead of us. The big problem I have with Odegbamis vexed issues, is they tend to disregard the great job Rohr is done with SE, I am not one to support anyone that epitomises that pull him down syndrome. Also Odegbami seem not to have a well layed out plan,where timing is suppose to play a major part. But sad to say it’s just been a case of blowing a trumpet without a message. Here in for sure lies such danger,as the bulldogs agents are ever present to catch on such situation to feed fat on the confusion such unprofessional conduct could create. That being said, I am definitely with Odegbami regarding an homebased coach managing our team but definitely not now but maybe after next world cup, or precisely we can say five years from now. And the right thing is we get one of those ex SE,that have played with great experience all over the world to get in the present cream of the SE coaching crew, with the hope of taking over after Rohr finally lives. I personally would have preferred an Oliseh/Finidi combo. But now Yobo is here. He can help with assisting to develop our defenders confidence better than a former goal keeper like Imama while in the process humbly learning somethings from Rohr. Let’s support him, afterall he is not the main manager, just an assistant. If he does well, then we all gonna be happy he takes over but please and please we must not rush him. And AGAIN, ROHR MUST BE THE LAST FOREIGN COACH THAT WILL EVER MANAGE OUR SE AGAIN. THIS MUST BE SWORN INTO OUR FOOTBALL POLICY. We sure gonna lose some and we sure gonna win some like we are doing with the age group teams. All that matter as far as I am concerned is experience and to hell with those brainwashing certification with colonization undertone.

     
    • Mr Hush 2 weeks ago

      @ Glory

      In as much I find satisfactory your view Yobo’s appointment.
      Your take on certification having ‘colonization undertone’ is totally incorrect;although stated in the best of wishes,could pass the wrong message.

      The question is , what is certification?

      It is proof that one has passed a certain education, there by qualified in regards of that specialty he trained for.

      You would agree with me, education comes in different ways.
      And there are different specialities in these regard.

      You would also agree with me, before the white men came to Africa,there were different forms of educations ,schools and forms of job trainings and such;been different from those of the white man,regardless…

      There were different age grade curriculums.
      Different hunters, warriors,marriage,kingship,chiefdom training in Africa before the white men.
      And who ever graduated from such was given some kind of certification. Such could come in form of bodily mark, emblems, necklace, pottery or carvings. But those certificates where given to show proof that the individual got that training,thereby experience enough to do the job.

      Certification has nothing to do with colonization but everything to do with proof of knowledge in a field.

      Yes. Certification doesn’t really tell potential. But certification boost potential.

      Certification is proof you have harnessed that potential and have trained yourself enough to make it work.

      Regarding the appointment of Joseph Joseph Yobo; it is clear that Yobo is a yes man. He is ‘ political correct’. He says the right words which they want to hear. He is there guy.

      Is it a good appointment?

      Only time would tell if the Yes man is wise enough to pull this off.

       
      • GLORY 2 weeks ago

        @ Hush, always will I respect you, Drey, Pompeii n many more here. This issue about education/ certification is something I would love to have a conversation with you regarding my latest finding/ understanding. It’s something I saddly don’t have the luxury of time to expose/expansiate on it’s very coded motives right here. But one thing I know is, best education we get from experience n not one defined by some foreign standard. Pure education is evolutionary n shouldn’t be pre-defined otherwise selfishness will get it adulterated. Reason Africa is where it is today. because we were sold western education and as such we never had the chance to evolve into our own way, correcting our mistakes unto perfection as we grow, Unfortunately,it’s gonna be hard to come out of this but feels good to know the truth.

         
        • Mr Hush 2 weeks ago

          @Glory
          The respect is mutual..

          Truth is.
          Education is never relative.
          Knowledge transcends race,language or age.
          Experience is broad.

          No matter what it is the West is advocating knowingly or unknowingly by their actions or inactions; it is the life we live in. The wise would lead and the fools would clap. Painful,unjust but true and we have to live with it.
          You just have to be wise enough to be amongst the wise so you get to enjoy the little joy life have to offer us before time comes for us and worry less of the actions and inactions of fools who doesn’t want to be wise.
          Remember, knowledge is never limited.education is never relative.it is out there.
          Who is wise and who is a fool goes beyond race,age or language. It is a personal race.

          Though I haven’t shared your personal experience but I understand where you are coming from.

          But if you know ,you know ;they might hold you down for a time
          but that certified knowledge would always have its moment..

           
          • GLORY 2 weeks ago

            Quite righly education is different from certification. For Certification is a proof of acceptance to a defined lead but who defines that lead is big question mark about colonization. Certification is not necessarily a proof of education, otherwise,we won’t be having loads of people with certificates who don’t know a thing. Just like we have fools who never saw four walls of school,so we have so called educated fools.Infact educated fools are worse as they always are strong headed even to accepting things that can liberate. Accepted we have to improve but who defines the standard and towards what benefit? Man alot to say but gonna take a book to get everything out. Just wish this could arouse some deep thinking.

             
          • Mercy 2 weeks ago

            Let us say it the way it is. Let nobody sugar coat it and let nobody deceive us. The man yobo is simply not qualify for the job. I have nothing against him but the truth must be said. If we must move forward in Nigeria, we have to do away with sentiment. We have more qualified indigenous ex international than Yobo. How can we give the super eagle assistant job to someone who has no coaching licence nor experience. Haba what is wrong with us? Where in this part of the world have we seen that done before? Alot of the so called youth can not think.

            This is my own theory!
            1.Yobo is planted in eagles in other to create disunity in the super eagles camp. The reason is that the nff is looking for a way to kick Rohr out of his job.

            2. There is a secret about Pinnick and odegbami which is only known to yobo and such he is using that against them.

            If yobo want to be a coach there is a process. Let him follow the process.

             
          • GLORY 2 weeks ago

            @ Mercy, I truly get your point. Honestly speaking, if we were all given a chance to choose, Yobo won’t stand a chance. But he is there. So we support him. But this life has taught me about the 4 cardinal points of ACTION, CONSEQUENCE, DESIRE N EGO. YOU DONT TEST THE NEGATIVE VIBRATION OF PASSIONATE MAJORITY OF OVER 200 MILLION PEOPLE. Pity people don’t learn from others predicament. I honestly want Yobo to succeed but again extremely impossible to turn deaf ear to truth of life; from bottom to top is the way. All Scriptures warn against despising a humble beginning. I hope Yobo wanna be in this profession for long. Well he must have to think about this very well and humble himself while working with Rohr but if he goes there to play an Odegbami/ cohorts written script, I feel really sad for what the end is gonna be for him. He has made a name n must preserve it.

             
  • Mr Hush 2 weeks ago

    @Glory

    You are stating the obvious.
    Knowledge, education,wisdom and potential all different analogy.

    But no matter how you justify it.
    You acquire knowledge not to please anyone but for self growth.
    You need an education to grow that inbred potential you have in you and to harness it.
    And certification is proof to you and to the world,you have gone through the right procedure to acquire such education needed.

    It is not necessarily the certification that matters.it is the experience you gather by going through getting that certificate.

    Yes.some might have certificates yet still no nothing.
    Some might not even go to school and pay for certificates.

    It doesn’t take away the importance of acquiring a certified education.

    And again,certified education has nothing to do with the “colonialist indoctrination”.
    There have been different kind of schools in Africa before the advent of the white man.
    Might not be as what it is today. But there have been certified schools.

    Education is limitless. It grows with time.

    You don’t get Education to please anyone
    You get education for self growth.

     
    • Mr Hush 2 weeks ago

      (SIC)..Adding to education and certification before colonization.

      It is best you do research on education in Africa precolonilisation.

      It would help to understand…

      Now back to Sports.

       
  • GLORY 2 weeks ago

    Hahahaha… Thanks my bro @Hush, mining requires digging deep. Digging demand time n patience. We dig for something PRESCIOUS. My point will require sitting down to mine without wine. Hopefully that will happen someday. God bless n respect always.

     
    • Mr Hush 2 weeks ago

      Bro @Glory..
      I feel you.

      Never stop being a free thinker with deep reasoning.

      Knowledge is out there for those who seek.
      The enlightened mind always seek knowledge.

      Respect to you..

       
  • Lord AMO 2 weeks ago

    Just as an aside from this Yobo debate. Which way Africa???

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/africa/51478837

     
  • Mr Hush 2 weeks ago

    @ Lord Amo

    Such story proves a damning point to those clamouring for more ” Africaness” and blaming African failures on the white man or neo colonialist theory;
    It only shows how immature mentally the African man is.
    How greed, corruption,selfishness and all the words out there not associated with anything good, has eaten deep into the fabric of the African psyche.

    For it to take a body predominantly run by the West to come in and discover this mess is nothing but shameful to the African hierarchy and that shame has trickled down to us merely by association as people from Africa.

    Our so called ‘leaders ‘ are totally corrupt and are loss to their ineptitude and such is clear to see in lack of development of the African continent and blacks in general.

    But it would be naive of me to think things would get better.
    Even if Ahmad and his corrupt board goes.
    The next African to take charge might just go down the same road. Precedence has shown that is how the story always plays out.

    I guess it would be best Fifa remain in charge with Samoura filling and taking charge of affairs, she is African,besides, she would be supervised by those In Zurich.

    Sad.but that’s what we have gotten ourselves into.
    Even if the Whiteman is going to be corrupt. He is at least smart about it and gets the job done .so he has a cover..

    CAF Such a shame….

     
    • Lord AMO 2 weeks ago

      @ Mr Hush, it is difficult to overestimate the magnitude of the shame this revelation brings to us as a people. Sadly those currently in charge probably don’t see it that way. Just about every discovery mentioned in the article is a blow to the psyche. How can an apex body have such lack of oversight and professionalism? it is utterly ridiculous. Are we cursed to never be able to get it right? It is doubly annoying since getting it right is not an overly difficult task and moreover there are enough of us that know how to do it the right way or at least have experienced it being done the right way. I tire o!

       
    • GLORY 2 weeks ago

      Africanisation draws confidence from people like Nelson Mandela, Foude Sankara of Burkina Faso, Jerry Rawlings of Ghana, etc. Men who tried to santise the African polity but the West killed them either directly or indirectly… For they saw these great men to be great threat to their satanic manipulation. Everytime we see criminals like this CAF president been exposed for corruption, truth is, it’s always a case such may have gone against certain ” law of omata” regarding criminal agreement with them. Its just a punishment for stepping on wrong toe n not necessarily because they care for the African interest. Agreed the black race have found itself in this very depressing situation which looks almost impossible to come out of it. But then if we say it’s bad to be a slave physically, it’s even worse to remain a slave in our mind/ Spirit. Truth liberate the spirit n frees the mind albeit the body may be under slavery, so I choose to go with the truth and will continue to advocate for Africanisation irrespective of criminals like this CAF president. There is more blessings being a Moses than celebrating the West.

       
  • Mr Hush 2 weeks ago

    @Glory

    I must say I admire your passion and belief for the black race.
    Truly,I partly share in your belief; being a nationalist myself.
    But the difference is though I am a Nationalist,I would always be one that swings towards globalism ideology.
    Not for anything but for that fact that I know too well that,we don’t live this life alone and no one is a forest.
    Every man,every nation should be judged by their actions rather than their tone of their skin.
    Africanisation is a fallacy,a mirage that would never succeed. Not for meant of trying, the same reason the EU didn’t fully succeed ( that’s why we have Brexit, Different blocs within the EU as well); just for the fact that humans tend to swing to what suits them personally; in this regard,nations too. So definitely, there would be saboteurs to that effect,knowingly or unknowingly. It is just human nature to look out for number one.
    What did the OAU achieve?!
    We got Morocco against Algeria for Saharawi.
    We got the Congo war,where virtually the whole East and SOUTH African states were fighting in the Congo for what they need for themselves.
    We got the Ugandan Tanzanian war.
    Sudanese civil war.
    Angola civil war.
    Eritrea Ethiopia war.
    And don’t forget Ghana must go.
    And the list go on and on ..all under the OAU.

    And now what have the AU achieved?
    Ugandan Rwanda border clashes.
    Nigeria border shut.
    Xenophobic attacks in South Africa and Malawi too.
    Egypt Ethiopia Sudan Nile conflict.
    Ivory coast heading towards a conflict I’d care is taking care.
    Guinea conflict
    CAR conflict
    South Sudan conflict.
    And the list go on..

    And I would tell you. Most of this problem has nothing to do with the West. They are all African grown.

    You might have a story but the way you understand the story depends on your perception of things before you read that story. I dare say that what happened with your narrative on the past leaders you mentioned as examples.

    Though Nkrumah,Sankara,Lumumba were great leaders in their own rights.
    It would be naive to think that they acted on their own without the external support.

    They all have something in common. They were all nationalist with a socialist ideology. And all got their support from the Soviet Union ( which is White) , Vietnam,China,Romania(white),Yugoslavia and Cuba.

    So painting them here as Africans doing everything for themselves, controlling them selves,with any support or tutelage from external forces is so far from the truth.

    It was the cold war. They made an alignment to the East ( Communist socialist states) and lost the battle to the West.
    So much for Africanisation..

    Nkrumah was too good ,he made himself president for life and banned all other parties virtually turning Ghana into a one party state! So much for Africanisation and hero!

    Sankara was neither here nor there.taking a cue from Chairman Mao of China,He virtually turned his country poor by chasing away investors,big capitals without even creating another medium for balance. He forced everybody to go just one route,closing all other channel for economy growth.made Burkina faso a one party state. What a hero!?

    And Mandela , although he meant well fighting the heartless apartheid regime,but he was a socialist,a diehard communist before he went to prison( I totally find them sending him to prison barbaric); but he got no support from the West cause he was in bed with their enemies ,The Russians and Chinese,who were his paymasters as well as his party ANC,even till now.AnC swings East to China. So much for Africanisation.

    The fact is simple,no nation can be an isolationist. And to always play the race card when things go wrong,is just piety and playing victimhood, where the harassment and victim is yourself.

    The West is far more organised than Africans.
    The East is much more organised than Africans.
    And Africans that have taken power, most of the time,mess up.
    They are too shallow minded to even allow other qualified Africans to get in and get the job done.
    Cause Africans are really not mature enough mentally.
    And we lack organisation.
    These are facts.
    It has nothing to do the White man conspiracy theory to perpetually destroy the Black man. That is appalling!

    Africans should look themselves in the mirror and fix themselves and stop crying like a spoiled baby over a fallacy that even if it exist is totally fueled by their own actions and inactions….

     
    • GLORY 2 weeks ago

      I will come back to you on some very wrong points made about Sankara, n others in due course. I have screen shot your write up here. Too busy now to properly address your view now. Anyway respect @Hush.

       
      • Mr Hush 2 weeks ago

        @Glory

        Respect and patiently waiting…

        But I would add..

        Thomas Sankara was a Marxist (Communist).so much so ;he was nicknamed the Che Guevara of Africa.
        Taking cue from Marxist state like Cuba and China.

        He set up his agenda plans towards such.
        Alienating most of the world.
        Like most Marxist state does.

        Did his policy work?
        On the short run..it did help educate a lot of Burkinabe, lot of farming;going green.presecuting criminals and corrupt officials.and free health care.

        The flaws.and where prosecuted.
        He became a dictator.
        Anyone against forced farming,he deemd lazy.

        There was lack of capital.due to lack of investors.
        So majority of Burkinabe were skilled but jobless.unless you are a farmer.

        His overdepedence on the Communist state,especially Cuba.made his originally Pan African policy became flawed,since he had to intertwine his policies to that of the Socialist state that were basically his sponsors.

        The point I was trying to make earlier is simple.
        No matter the ideology.
        No matter the wishes.
        It is not possible for Africa to act alone.
        Heck no nation on earth can act alone.including The US.
        No one is an island..

        Yes.
        You can be a nationalist and run your things by yourself but in partnership with others.

        So we should stop playing this race card.
        Like the problem of Africa is the West.
        The problem of Africa lies within.

        Sankara was taken out by his Own cousin Compaore with the assistance of his fellow African brother state ,Ivory coast. They were basically open for it.and the French played the card..

        Africa problem lies with Africa.
        We should fix our corruption.
        Get the right people based on merit and get things done
        It is not rocket science..

         
  • Thank Lord Amo for the link and Mr Hush thanks for your contribution.

    It doesn’t matter who went to audit CAF, what matters is that they subjected themselves to such a high level audit knowing fully well that findings would be made available for international public consumption.

    Now, don’t be fooled; similar audits carried out in global organisations in Western countries like UK and USA in recent times uncovered wrongdoings of great magnitudes that led to heads being rolled and organisations rethinking and reshaping their practices.

    To say these sort of stories are monolopy to African societies would be delusional.

    Only some years back, investigations into mighty Fifa itself by the FBI uncovered alleged corruption and led to the sacking and banning of very many high profile football dignitaries including Jack Warner.

    Rather than read the story in Lord Amo’s from a negative lens, I actually read it from an angle of an organisation that wants to be seen to put its house in order.

    From USA to South Africa to Nigeria, corruption will never cease from the land so long as man breaths in oxygen and breaths out carbon dioxide.

    Rather, organisations, governments and the people should act to call it out and then take every step humanly possible to foster an environment of transparency where corrupt practices will struggle to thrive (at least openly and widespread)

    I applaud CAF for allowing themselves to be audited by PriceWaterHouseCooper. I applaud CAF for knowingly allowing the findings to be made available for public consumption.

    Now, it is up to CAF to take the necessary steps to carry out the recommendations of this audit so they can start to position themselves as a responsive and transparent organisation that is ready to take African Football to lofty heights.

     
    • Lord AMO 2 weeks ago

      @deo,  

      You have summarized this very well.  I too eagerly await the response to these findings.  I pray the right thing is set in motion.  I believe we have it in us to get it done.  We just need one example where it works and who knows it may kick start a silent revolution in our way of thinking.

       
      • Mr Hush 2 weeks ago

        @Deo

        Exactly.
        I love the fact you stated that corruption is universal and it knows no boundary.

        But as I stated in my earlier write up, the difference between the West and most African states is the fact that, the probability tendency of corruption in Africa is so rife, it is in the pandemic level. And we all know this.
        We basically worship corruption here. It is more like a way of life.

        The West might be corrupt,I dear say even more corrupt than Africans; but they are smart about it and still get things done. Their system work.
        It works too well that when caught ,they face the law and justice would be served no matter who.
        Hence the fall of Sepp Blatter and Platini’s Fifa.

        If the West corruption has eaten so deep like ours,I assure many of us wouldn’t be dying,literally to go live in the West.
        Africa is technically grounded in corruption and it stinks.

        But it is all good;you are been positive about it.
        I appreciate positivism.
        I only hope,this gets fixed.. and things gets better .

        Africa deserve much more..

         
  • GLORY 1 week ago

    @ Hush, apologies for coming back a bit late. Anyway, reading your write up over n over again, I could see you have (1) missed my point (2) made some conclusions,that are very contestable, just a shame time to do that has become very expensive.(3) drawn most of your points from off what the media say, but maybe it will be helpful to ask who controls the media. Afterall he who pays Piper, dictates the tune. Also it’s become evident in so many instances,that manipulative scripting, put things in prints that they don’t want others to know. So the wise, instead of reading the letters, read in between the lines to get the truth. Firstly, my point about Africanisation,if ever my write up suggest that, isn’t trying to advocate for Africa’s alienation from the rest of the world but for us African n in this case nigerians in particular,to constantly promote our own to the global stage. The trend today is globalisation, so it’s gonna be foolish to start pushing for alienation. Rather we should be promoting our( Nigeria) in particular to become a major player in this evolving global village. Herein, racism,media manipulation, breach of countries veto power,all in the name of human rights etc show their ugly heads. They have become instruments codedly used by West/whites to weaken smaller countries abilities to actively participate in decision making globally. Now is there Racism? Maybe you @Hush don’t believe there is, but the greater percentage of the world know there is. Should we speak against it and other negative societal
    norms? Yes I will n from your write up, we should not. But should black people blame their failure on racism? Never, here I agree with you.So then what? We recognise there is racism, which can easily become a big mountain to climb, with regards to having a voice in the global market. Recognising that, must then provoke us black people to truly look inward and discover our God given abilities to push us to greatness, where we then become a much sort after brand, just what the Chinese n Indians are doing today in the electronic and IT world respectively. But here-in lies my pain/ campaign, narrowing this down to our football, that if we don’t promote our own, how then, are the rest of the world going to respect us. How are we going to start having a voice in the global football village. Its only gonna continue to be a case of us licking the ass of the big players in this global village. They are then at liberty to do n undo, reason because they would have come to have it ingrained in their subconscious mind,we will always call for their help. These big players love n enjoy such scenario, where we always come for their help. It’s become massive opportunity for them to expand their market, thus increasing profit.
    So it definitely adds up to suggest those big players wont be happy to give up that expanding market? For territoriality is synonymous with animals including us human animal and it’s the norm to do anything to protect our territory except for slaves who’s got no choice. So drawing conclusion from that understanding, I personally think,there is a chance,they the West/white, will do anything, they could to destroy whoever tries to stop their control/manipulation over others. Reason they killed Sankara, who through his aggressive farming policy almost single handedly made Upper volta, now Burkina Faso, a self sufficient country, even sacrificing every luxury life associated with presidency for the sake of his beloved country. He was loved by the majority of Burkinabes,their economy was growing at geometric progression. That brought fear/ anger to the West, France in particular. Fear they were going to lose their control (market) over Burkina Faso necessitated their plot with Sankara’s second in command, Compraore to kill him. Compraore killed him and usurped power.But what happened? economy growth almost immediately started falling and till today that country is still struggling. The same West will go on to use the media to start talking or printing thrash, all in a make believe the lie. This has been their pattern. From Upper Volta, to South Africa, to Cuba, to Libya, to Romania. Etc. It’s strange you seem to think differently on this especially for Sankara n Mandela. Now is anything bad with seeking for someone with global voice to protect you, so you can help build your country? especially when there is a strong man (predator), that doesn’t want you to grow? I don’t think anything is wrong with that, so going to seek help from Russia or China etc isn’t the issue but towards what purpose is what we should ask ourselves. Again who the hell is the West to tell another veto country who to seek help from, if not for the same manipulation/control we are talking about. And this is evident on the state of things in those countries they have directly or indirectly killed the leaders they claimed were dictators. How have they helped those countries to develop. Those countries have become worse than they were when those so called west defined dictators were presidents/leaders. Anyway, not digressing too much, my point is I will always speak against rasicm, nepotism, tribalism, pull him down syndrome, etc but yet discard every thought that it can stop us of achieving our goal, as I continue to encourage promoting our own to a level where the world will start appreciating ours too thus becoming a major player in the global market

     
  • Mr Hush 1 week ago

    @Glory

    I appreciate the fact you took the time to respond to my earlier write up. Even if the trend of this topic has passed,the underlying issue would always exist.

    But after reading your write up,I see you must have misunderstood me, misread me and made wrong conclusions on my facts gathering.
    I understand such would always arise;even in this public domain , our true personalities is yet a secret and our messages and thoughts might be misconstrued by the person of other.

    Firstly, though this isn’t for the world but I have to state;I dont get my facts from the media. My personality is intellectual and always knowledge driven, my educational background,my job pushes more on verifiable research, logic and deep reasoning ; life has given me the opportunity to be well travelled, have relationships(Social,personal,formal) with most cultures of the world, in addition to other experiences, I think I know how derive verifiable information based on facts rather than theories and emotions.

    Secondly, I am never being against the doctrine of Africa for Africans. I am never to be too delusional to think racism doesn’t exist, having experienced it first hand based on my journeys and personal relationships. Racism does exist .
    My point is simple;crying about racism wouldn’t stop it from existing.
    Racism would always live with us as long as human beings exist.
    So would nepotism,tribalism and religious bigotry.
    Not for anything,it is what it is. The heart if man is desperately wicked! With emphasis on the desperate.
    We should quit blaming the white/ west for all our transgressions and take the bull by the horn and act.
    The problem with Africa is Africa.
    Yes. The white would always play us like a puppet. But the puppet master can only pull the strings of a willing puppet.

    You brought some great suggestions using India and China as an example. But they have leaders that are willing to change the narrative and break away from the yoke of the puppet master. Are the African leaders ready for that?!

    Honestly,I agree with you;Africa needs to take charge of Africa.but nothing is going to change with the so called leaders we have right now..

    Yes.Sankara,Mandela,Nkrumah and a long run Gaddafi..tried to do the needful. But they are past now.. I am not one to live in the past and cry over split milk. Time waits for no one..
    Let’s look forward and draw strength from today’s living,make assertions and build on positives. I am looking at Kegame’s Rwanda,Abey’s Ethiopia, Tsholo’s Botswana;and believing it definitely can be done.
    I dont live by colours. I see personality,character, passion,will and action.
    Africans,Africa have been hurt more by Africans than anyone would ever do.
    Till Africans rise up and take out these failed leaders and quit blaming the white ,Chinese or anyone else for their problems .then we would keep being here , making the same arguments with no change in sight.