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orld Cup: It’s too late for a foreign coach , Shofoluwe

By Philips Adefioye
Former Super Eagles defender, Yisa Shofoluwe has advised the Nigeria Football Association, NFA, and the incoming technical crew of the Super Eagles to give younger players who are at the peak in their clubs a national team call up.

Shofoluwe in an interview with Sunday Vanguard sports said hiring a foreign technical adviser was rather late, saying that the NFF should have allowed an indigenous coach to thinker the Super Eagles to the  World Cup.

The former defunct Abiola Babes Football Club of Abeokuta defence ace said that ecause of the short time to the World Cup, the hiring of a foreign coach should have be done after the World Cup.

“The important thing is getting new players into the team to blend  with the old players for the World Cup in South Africa because coaching  problem is not an issue that should be toyed with. The NFA should call indigenous coaches to assist Shaibu Amodu to do the job.

For me, this is not the time to hire a foreign technical adviser but if they want to hire one, it should be after the World Cup. This will allow him have a long term programme of taking us to the next Nations Cup and World Cup,  but since Nigerians and the NFA have decided to go for foreign coach, so be it.

The former Golden Eaglets assistant coach also expressed disappointed with the Eagles performance at the last Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, adding that the players played as if there was nothing at stake.


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