Odegbami urges NFF to appoint indigenous coach as Peseiro’s replacement

Former Nigeria international, Segun Odegbami, has urged Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to look inward for an indigenous coach to handle the Super Eagles.

He made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos, noting that Super Eagles needed a better hand to handle the team.

Speaking on the development, Odegbami said: “Unless we want to be enslaved forever, in our colonial mentality where we think that only the white can coach us to success.

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“All around us, we hear about some Nigerians who are excelling in all fields of endeavours and they are leaving the country to go and help other countries.

“Football is not a rocket science, but a simple game, we have lots of Nigerians who have all the qualifications to take us to any level.

“For me, I won’t suffer from colonial mentality again and enough of foreign coaches, now, it’s time for a Nigerian Coach to handle our national team.”

CorrectNG recalls that Peseiro confirmed his exit as coach of the Super Eagles after his contract officially expired on Thursday.

In reaction, Odegbami claimed that the Portuguese tactician had performed averagely as the manager of the Nigerian national team and needed to leave.

“Peseiro did not resign as the story is being peddled. His contract ended and it was not renewed, end of story. He should bow out when the ovation is loud. If the ovation was not loud, the government wouldn’t have given him the award that nobody could have ever imagined.

“Peseiro got a reward that has never been given to any coach in the world, not because he won the AFCON, but because he came second. He should leave Nigeria alone to face the future. We need a coach who will take us to win something because we are tired of coaches who cannot win anything for us,” Odegbami said.