Sanusi: Our Indigenous Coaches Lack Technical Know-How

BY OSHIEGBU CHUKWUKA
NIGERIA Football Federation (NFF) Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has taken a swipe on the country’s indigenous coaches, especially Manu Garba, who took Flying Eagles to the U-20 World Cup and his counterpart, Edwin Okon of the Falcons, saying they lacked technical knowledge that would have enhanced the performance of the two teams in their various 2015 World Cup that they finished rather earlier than expected at very unimpressive note.
“The reason we crashed out of both men U-20 and Women World Cup tournaments in New Zealand and Canada respectively, could be attributed to technical deficiency on the part of our coaching crews”, he said.
He acknowledged that the country paraded talented players in both competitions, but the coaches though watched the opponents video clips, failed to analyse and capitalise on their weak points to nail them, just as white coaches do.
He also observed lack of commitment of some national team coaches and players and call on them to sit-up as non- serious minded persons will have no business in national assignments.
Sanusi used the opportunity to call on football enthusiasts to be patient with the Nigeria Football Federation as they are working tirelessly to taking our football to a greater height.