As the Nigeria Football Federation gets set to pick a substantive handler for the Super Eagles, former Captain of the team, Austin Okocha has thrown his weight behind the hiring of a foreign coach.
Okocha submitted that indigenous coaches as they are at the moment are not a viable option If Nigeria is to rediscover herself and rightly occupy her place in comity of football nations.
“With due respect to our indigenous coaches, I think at the moment my opinion is that we should go for a foreign coach because we need to look beyond 2018 World Cup. We need to bring in somebody that would put a structure in place that would take us to where we are supposed to be.
“I don’t think if we have an indigenous coach there, we will give him the time to put that structure in place.
Okocha argued that indigenous coaches have been tried before hence it was only logical we return to look for a ‘good’ foreign coach that can help Nigeria football to the next level.
Only on Friday, the Nigeria Football Federation put former Ethiopian coach Tom Sainfiet, Super Eagles’ caretaker coach Salisu Yusuf and Frenchman Paul Le Guen, who once coached Cameroon, on a shortlist of candidates for the position of Super Eagles’ Head Coach