By Olayinka Elebute
Former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF Kashimawo Laloko has faulted the appointment former Everton and Super Eagles skipper, Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the senior national team.
Laloko, has expressed doubts that the duo of Gernot Rohr and Yobo are the best hands to handle the nation’s top two coaching jobs.
Yobo was on last week named as the Franco-German tactician’s assistant following the dismissal of former Enugu Rangers coach, Imama Amapakabo.
While still not impressed with Rohr, Laloko frowns at NFF’s choice of Yobo, who has no coaching experience on his profile since his international retirement in 2014.
Laloko said he did not expect Yobo to learn from a Rohr who has no trophy or medal to show for his twelve-year stay in Africa.
“I know he is always on the International TV station commenting on matches. So, is that what qualifies him to be assistant to Rohr?, Laloko asked.
“Supposing we even have a good coach from whom he can learn from, I would have agreed. But to have a very bad coach who doesn’t know the job and people are asking him to come and understudy Rohr is out of place.
“I learned Rohr coached in Gabon and others, but what does he have to show in all the countries that he has coached before? Not even a bronze. The man doesn’t know the job, and that is the truth.
“That is why he is going everywhere to look for foreign players so that he doesn’t expose himself. He doesn’t watch our local leagues because most of the time, he is in Europe,” the former Stationery Stores Coach explained.