By Tony Ubani
â€¢Advocates consortium of coaches
ERSTWHILE Chairman of Nigeria Football Association, NFA, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, has appealed to Nigerians angling for a foreign Technical Adviser to sheathe their sword as such hasty decision would scupper Nigeriaâ€™s chances at both the Nations Cup in Angola and the World Cup in South Africa. Galadima said instead of hiring a foreign coach, the technical committee of the NFF, should bring a consortium of coaches to tinker the team with Amodu Shuaibu.
â€œI thank God that we qualified for the World Cup. In the first place, Amodu never appointed himself. He has qualified for the World Cup. So, why throw him away? Getting a foreign coach to lead the Eagles to Angola or World Cup to me is risky. The time is too near and a coach must understand the attitude and mentality of players before he can turn them around.
A foreign coach will be counter-productive. Instead, we can get other hands to put heads together with Amodu. If we want a foreign coach, we should be talking about 2014 and not the World Cup in South Africaâ€, Galadima said.