Give Nigerian Coaches a Chance With Super Eagles - Airpeace CEO, Onyema Tells NFF

Give Nigerian Coaches a Chance With Super Eagles – Airpeace CEO, Onyema Tells NFF

by Victor Ndubuisi

Allen Onyema, the CEO of Airpeace, has strongly objected to the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) possible choice to name a different foreign coach to guide the Super Eagles, the country’s national football team.

Since Jose Peseiro’s contract terminated in February, the Super Eagles have been without a head coach. Finidi George, a former international player, has been named the team’s acting coach for their upcoming friendlies against Ghana and Mali.

Onyema voiced his disappointment and emphasised how crucial it is to take local applicants into account for the coaching post. He highlighted the past triumphs of Nigerian coaches, such as Eguavoen, and stressed the fact that these coaches are sometimes underappreciated for their accomplishments.

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Onyema told City People Online, “I don’t see the reason why we cannot have a look into the country and get somebody out there that will take on the Super Eagles. As far as I am concerned, Eguavoen succeeded to some level.


“A lot of them succeeded. The truth is that when a foreign coach bows out from the group stage, nobody talks; when a Nigerian coach bows out from Quarterfinals or semi-finals, oh, if it had been a foreign coach, we would have won the cup.

“Nobody gives Nigerian coaches a chance. Nigerians should rise up against any NFF that goes again to get any idiot as a foreign coach,” he added.


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