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Nigerian Coaches, among the Least Paid in the World – CAF License Coach

Football Coaches in Nigeria need to undergo regular training due to the dynamism of the game of football.

A CAF-A License coach and lecturer in the department of Human Kinetics, University of Ibadan, Festus Adegoju, made this known in Ibadan at the ongoing FCAAN D Diploma Course for football Coaches.

Adegoju said football coaches and instructors must flow with the new trends in the game of Football by embarking on refresher courses.

“The world is dynamic, rules are dynamic, football is dynamic, coaches should also flow with this dynamism, they should continue to acquire knowledge” Adegoju told Radio Nigeria.

He equally advised the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to intensify training for Nigerian coaches, as this would improve the standard of the nation’s league.

The football Instructor maintained that coaching is a very tough job and advocated regular and prompt payment of salaries of coaches, stressing the need for club owners to always abide by the agreement between them and their clubs’ handlers.

“It is easier to rule a nation than to coach a club, yet coaches are worst paid in Nigeria, some of them don’t even have their contract properly done, because they are hungry, they want to quickly take the job and this is killing Nigerian coaches”.

Adegoju, added that if football administrators could put aside selfish interests, the country would profit greatly from football.

Other Instructors including UEFA A License Instructor, Kyle Quigley from United Kingdom, President of FCAAN, Dr. Terry Eguoaje, Director, Coaching Education of FCAAN, Coach Henry Abiodun, took turns to lecture the participants on Method of Coaching, Principles of Play and Designing Training Sessions.

Radio Nigeria Correspondent reports that over one hundred football coaches are taking part in the programme being organised by Football Coaches Association of Africa Nations, FCAAN.

The one-week training programme which began last Friday, with E Diploma Course, ends on Friday with presentation of certificates to participants of D Diploma Course.

Olaolu Fawole

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