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Howard counsels NFA on foreign coach

By Eddie Akalonu

The Nigeria Football Association, NFA has been warned to have nothing to do with any of the foreign coaches who promises he would win the FIFA World Cup in South Africa because the task of winning the cup was beyond the country.

Former junior international, Franking Howard gave the warning in the light of current moves by the NFA to engage a foreign coach for Super Eagles for the World Cup beginning in June.

Howard said in an interview that any coach who promises he would win the World Cup with Nigeria has made an empty promise which he cannot fulfil.

“The World Cup is beyond the scope of the country at the moment. We have blown our chance to make an impact with  the lop- sided  football policies and lack of planning. NFA should ignore, avoid and in fact send back home any of those who promises he can manage the Eagles to win the cup.

Such talk is baseless as we all know the capability of our team. We know the strength and capabilities of our Eagles who lack the capacity to win the World Cup,” he said.

The coach who took Shooting Stars back to the Premier League from the National Division One, was of the opinion that in engaging a foreigner, the NFA should look ahead and think about future prospects of football.

“We can forget about this World Cup and plan for the future. We have the players and I’ll  rather advice that the NFA employs a man who can work for the future, a man who can help work on developmental aspects of the game,” he said.


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