FLYING Eagles coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has said Nigerian and African coaches need to start demanding their due respect by delivering ground breaking results that would tell a lot about their capabilities.
The coach , who is one of the participants at the CAF Coaching A license course in Abuja said that the real problem is not the question of ability because Nigerian coaches have mystified that.
He insists the major problem is with African coaches being looked down on and snubbed for certain positions in favour of foreign handlers.
“We shouldn’t allow people create a certain belief about black coaches, that we are not good. If I was a white man I would probably be respected for what we have achieved. “Guardiola (Pep) and Enrinque (Luis) played for Spain and now coach big teams. I remember when Guardiola was lined up for the Barcelona job, there was much protest and Yohan Cruyff; of blessed memory asked them,who was born with experience?’
“So we need Nigerian coaches to believe in themselves and if they don’t get the respect, earn it and that is why courses like this can be helpful,’ the coach said.