FIFA and CAF instructor, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde , has blasted the Nigeria Football Federation...
FIFA and CAF instructor, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, has blasted the Nigeria Football Federation under the leadership of Amaju Pinnick for insulting Nigerians by appointing a coach without experience to manage the Nigerian national team.
Onigbinde, who led the Super Eagles to the 2002 world cup in Korea/Japan warned the NFF before the appointment of the 41-year old pundit-turn-manager, and has also said that it was a slap for the NFF to have begged anyone with no experience to manage to manage the Eagles' brand.
“The first issue is about his appointment which he claimed he didn’t beg for the job, in other words, the NFF begged him. And I begin to ask what qualities did the NFF see in him and begged to have him lead the Super Eagles?,” Onigbinde told Goal.
“I still feel it is a big slap on the country to appoint a Nigerian or a foreigner who has never handled any club or a big team to handle the Super Eagles. That is an insult, and now the insult is now being complicated.
“Oliseh is now calling his critics insane. I watched the video and at a point was shedding tears for Nigerian football but we deserve it. Since he got this job, he has been going to Europe for treatment, shouldn’t the NFF have verified his health condition before being appointed. Now he has the gut to insult everybody.”
He further explained that the former skipper of the national team was never a manager with the way he handled the Vincent Enyeama's saga, but, all he wanted is to be the boss of the team, regardless.
“Also talking about his experience, has he not shown inadequacy in this? For instance, see the way he handled [Vincent] Enyeama’s case. If Oliseh was intelligent enough, he could have commiserated with him first on the loss of his mother and Enyeama would have been worshipping him but he wanted to be a boss,” he continued.
“Have Nigerians forgotten that the national team broke down in Mali as a result of gross indiscipline under his leadership and now that is the kind of person NFF feels is good enough for the Super Eagles job.
“These are the questions we failed to answer before giving him the job and to some extent, he is right in throwing hot water on the faces of those who landed him the job.
“You can imagine a coach coming out a day to the commencement of the African Nations Championship that his players are not well fed and all that, what kind of result do you expect from that kind of coach?
“The question now is, will this not affect our chances in future competitions? Now we are causing more confusion and destroying the team further.
“That is in the hands of those managing Nigeria football. I have made several enemies speaking the truth. The fact is we have administrative problems bedeviling our football,” he concluded.
With the recent development between Sunday Oliseh and the NFF, should the Belgium-based coach continue to manage the Super Eagles, considering his health and his lack of experience on the jog?