Nigerian coaches reject NFF’s criteria for national team appointment
The Nigeria Football Coaches Association has frowned at and condemned the criteria and standard given by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF for the appointment of new coaches to the vacant national team positions.
NFF had advertised that interested applicants should apply for the national teams coaching job with U-17, U20, U23 male and female categories, with at least CAF C license certificates as minimum requirements.
However, in a swift reaction through their president Coach Ladan Bosso who is a former coach of the national U-20 team, the coaches association said the criteria given by the NFF for the vacant jobs are too low.
“We have categories of national teams, so also we have categories of coaches in this country too and that is the standard all over the world. So we will advise the NFF through the Technical Committee that they should categorize the coaches according to the national teams.
“We have over 150 coaches with CAF B license in the country and we have over 300 coaches with CAF C license while we have 45 coaches with CAF A license. So therefore, we expected that the applicants for the head coach of the U-17, U-20 and U-23 must possess CAF A license while their assistants should have at least CAF B licenses.
“The assistant coaches of the U-20 and U17 should possess CAF B and C licenses respectively with vast experiences. We as an association are ready to accept responsibility for the coaches’ performances good or bad if the NFF yield to our advice,” he promised.
Technical Adviser of El-Kanemi Warriors and president of Nigeria Football Coaches Association, Ladan Bosso (L) and Technical Adviser of Nasarawa United before their match at the Lafia township stadium