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No more indigenous coach for Eagles – Pinnick

Still saddened by the resignation of his ‘African Pep Guardiola’(Sunday Oliseh) from the Super Eagles, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has finally slammed the door against the employment of indigenous coaches for the senior national team.


Amaju over-hyped Oliseh and christened him ‘Pep Guardiola of Africa’ when he was hand-picked to replace former skipper and coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi.

Still yet to come to terms with Oliseh’s resignation, Amaju who was away in Zurich for FIFA’s election when Oliseh tendered his resignation has ruled out the hiring of any indigenous coach to replace Oliseh.

“After this Sunday Oliseh debacle, we have definitely turned the corner. We are now going to start shopping for a well grounded and qualified foreign coach to tinker the team. Enough is enough. What we have learnt is that there is a world of difference between being a good coach and being a good manager”, Pinnick told at a colloquium organised as part of the 18th Annual Africa Business Conference of the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Oliseh  resigned as Super Eagles coach on Friday after he did not enjoy the right support from the Nigeria Football Federation.

He complained that everything was being done for him to fail against Egypt so he could be made a scape goat.

And the NFF swiftly announced U-23 coach Samson Siasia, Eagles assistant coach Salisu Yusuf and U-20 coach Emmanuel Amuneke to lead the Eagles for next month’s AFCON qualifiers against Egypt to be supervised by coach Shuaibu Amodu.


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