Former Super Falcons coach, Godwin Izilein, has said foreign coaches managing Nigeria’s national teams have performed below par, adding that they were only in the country for their retirement benefits.
Izilein stated that Portuguese Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro and players of Nigerian descent born abroad had nothing to offer the country, noting that a developmental programme, instead, would help the country attain football greatness again.
Izilein said all the foreign coaches employed after Dutchman Clemens Westerhof did not perform well, noting that the current Eagles coach had no developmental programme for the team, which he said led to embarrassing defeats in recent times.
He lamented that football fans were no longer excited about the Eagles due to the lacklustre performance of the players, noting that it would be difficult to take Nigeria back to the pre-1994 World Cup era, where the likes of Rashidi Yekini, Samson Siasia and others dazzled fans with sublime skills.
He also urged the new board of the Nigeria Football Federation led by Ibrahim Gusau to put football development in the front burner, saying it’s the only way to bring back the country’s lost glory.
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