Odegbami speaks on Peseiro's performance, new coach for Super Eagles


Segun Odegbami

…Odegbami urges NFF to engage indigenous coach for Super Eagles

By Olanrewaju Akojede

Ex- international, Segun Odegbami, has dismissed the claim that Jose Peseiro voluntarily resigned as the coach of Nigeria’s senior football team, the Super Eagles.

He, however, advised the Portugese tactician to move on, while the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), should shop for a better hand to handle the Super Eagles.

Peseiro had in a farewell message on his official X handle, thanked the NFF and other stakeholders for the opportunity given to him serve

“Peseiro did not resign as the story is being peddled, his contract ended and it was not renewed, end of story,” Odegbami said.

He also said Peseiro’s performance as coach of the Super Eagles was average.

“He should bow out when the ovation is loud. If the ovation was not loud, the government wouldn’t have given him the award that nobody could have ever imagined.

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“Peseiro got a reward that has never been given to any coach in the world, not because he won the AFCON, but because he came second.

“He should leave Nigeria alone to face the future. We need a coach who will take us to win something, because we are tired of coaches who cannot win anything for us, ” he said.

Odegbami advised the NFF to look inward for an indigenous coach to handle the Super Eagles.

“Unless we want to be enslaved forever, in our colonial mentality where we think that only the white can coach us to success.

“All around us, we hear about some Nigerians who are excelling in all fields of endeavors and they are leaving the country to go and help other countries.

“Football is not a rocket science, but a simple game, we have lots of Nigerians who have all the qualifications to take us to any level.

“For me, I won’t suffer from colonial mentality again and enough of foreign coaches, now, it’s time for a Nigerian Coach to handle our national team, ” he said.


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