By Kate Obodo
Enyimba Football Club of Aba chairman,Â Felix Anyansi-Agwu has advised the Nigeria Football AssociationÂ to hire a coach who will usher in total development of the game in the country.
Anyansiâ€™s advice is coming at a time the NFA is yet to conclude on who to employ as the Super Eagles Technical Adviser for the 2010 World Cup later in the year in South Africa.
According to him, the coach should help develop the countryâ€™s national team so that it can compete with world class teams. Anyansi added that theÂ idea of hiringÂ a coach for just a limited time is not ideal but one that would help rebuild the team over a long time.
â€œThe people at the helm of affairs know the kind of direction they want to give Nigerian football . The kind of coach we need is not the one that will come and win the World Cup for us and go. I think the kind of coach NigeriansÂ need this time is a coach that will develop theÂ football industry in Nigeria.
â€œNow we really need a coach that will improve and re-brand our football, football is a very big industry which needsÂ proper handling. And if we donâ€™t develop our football, so many people will be out of job,â€ Anyansi submitted.
When asked his opinion on Shuaibu Amoduâ€™s redeployment as the head coach of Super Eagles, he said the NFAÂ has every authority to do what they did especially, being his employers.
â€œHe has a contract with the NFA and as an employer, they determine what to do with their employee. And as an employee if you do not meet the demand of your employers, they have every right to do any thing. I donâ€™t see anything wrong with that,â€ he concluded.