By Philips Sunday
Former Super Eagles coach and technical committee member Chief Adegboye Onigbinde has revealed that the biggest mistake the Nigeria Football Federation made was to appoint Sunday Oliseh as the coach of the national team.
The High Chief furthered that Oliseh’s character doesn’t qualify him to be appointed the coach of the Super Eagles, stressing that Oliseh is using the national team as an experiment owing to the fact that he doesn’t have any coaching experience despite his great qualifications.
He also expressed his opinions on the duties of the technical committee following report in some quarters that some members of the Technical Committee had resigned from their post due to the NFF President’s perceived favoritism towards Sunday Oliseh.
“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.” Onigbindetold www.footballlive.ng.
“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?” Onigbinde said.