Olayinka Elebute And Oluwole Francis
Deputy Director Technical and Head Psychology unit of the Nigeria Football Federation Dr. Robinson Okosun has said the just concluded coaching instructor courses will help to take Nigeria back the golden era of 1994.
He said this in an interview with Journalists at the end of a five-day coaching instructor courses that the training course was targeted at the “train the trainers”.
Speaking Dr. Robinson said the name of the course titled “Elite Instructor Coaches Course”, will take Nigeria back to the golden era where a lot of football philosophy was imbed in every club and players will also be made to play the same pattern, the coaching course which was organised by the NFF in conjunction with the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Okosun said a total of 32 coaches participated in the week long programs, saying that coaches were selected randomly from all the 36 states, including Abuja.
“We came up with this programme that will enhance the quality of our coaches which will help us on the quality of play in the league and help all our players generally, he said.
“The training covers their physiology, tactics and technical aspects of the game,” We hope in the nearest future, Nigeria will start to reap the results of the training.
“These coaches trained, will go to grassroots to impart what they have learnt.
“In the nearest future let say six to ten years we will be reaping the results of what we just did in terms of bringing out players across the country in a physiology way,” he said.
Why explaining that the federation are planning to organise the CAF A and CAF B license course soon as they now have the go ahead to start the course in the country.
“We are also going to do another programme where we will also bring another set of Coaches.
“We have a lot of other coaches in Nigeria we want to put a stop to all these academies that are just springing up here and there, Academies that don’t really have access to the level of coaching we have,” he said.
The week long events had among others top Nigeria coaches from the Premier Leagues, NNL and the academia.