Former Enyimba technical director and Super Eagles assistant coach, Usman Abdallah, has attributed the failure of Coaches in Nigeria to their personal lack of growth and improvement in their quality.
Abdallah also noted that it is one of the primary reasons why the country is lagging behind in terms of the quality of players produced.
Speaking on Brila FM’s “The Big Interview”, Abdallah also noted that it is impossible to churn out good players when the coaches are not good enough.
“How do you measure quality? Well, in coaching you have to study,”Abdallah continued.
“I’d say knowledge is not a gift. With knowledge, you have to wake up and look for it. Spend your time and money before you get it. If we don’t have quality coaches, it’s very difficult to produce good players. And we can only have these quality coaches by doing coaching courses, and then also upgrading the courses.”
“In Nigeria, we (Coaches) don’t upgrade our certificates. Most of the coaches sometimes carry expired certificates because some of them were obtained 20 years ago. Some of them have spent 15 years without updating their certificates, but football keeps improving every day.
“Things are changing. It’s not an academic certificate; coaching courses in football are different from academic roles because they are being updated every day. So I think for me, the NFF has to start bringing new courses in.”
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