Former Super Eagles Coach, Adegboye Onigbinde has questioned the titular role of the NFF Technical Committee coupled with the Federation’s appointment of an indisciplined, rookie Coach as the National team handler.
Onigbinde’s comments come on the backdrop of reports citing the sudden resignation of some members of the NFF T&D Committee.
A former member of the committee himself, Onigbinde in chat with footballlive.ng said:
” This is the foundation of our football problems; the position of our Technical Committee. Whether we like it or not, football is a prime matter and so the technical committee is supposed to be the central committee [sic].
” The President, the Clerk, the messenger are all there to service the product of the Technical Committee and if the technical committee is not given the right of position, we will never get it right [sic].”
” The right of position starts from the composition of the committee itself. We knew the behaviour of this young man even when he was just the captain of the national team.
” Remember Mali (2002 Afcon), he came down as the leadership of the team and was insulting the Minister (Sports), is this not a continuation? You (NFF) didn’t consider that when you (Nff) were employing him; that’s number one.
” Number two, what was the depth of his experience? He has not coached a major club, he has not coached any national team and you now want him to perform experiment, to learn using the Nigerian national team; that is why I feel hurt. So these are the reasons why I asked – should he have been appointed at all from the beginning?”