Send Nigerian Coaches To Refresher Training, Not Rohr—Kadiri Ikhana  

Send Nigerian Coaches To Refresher Training Not Rohr—Kadiri Ikhana

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Former Nigeria international Kadiri Ikhana has opposed the NFF’s decision to send Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, to undergo a refresher training at German Bundesliga side, Bayern Munich, after the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Following Super Eagles ouster in the semifinal of the Nations Cup by Algeria, many Nigerians want the NFF to sack the coach.

But NFF boss, Amaju, said that the federation will not only retain Rohr, but will send him on refresher training at German Bundesliga side, Bayern Munich, after the African football showpiece in Egypt.

And this decision has not gone down well with Ikhana, with the tactician querying the rationale behind the it.

“If you feel Rohr has not done well, why not ask him to leave, that is the honourable thing to do,” starts Ikhana.

“But if he has done well, why not, he stays. But sending him on refresher training is what I cannot fathom out.

“Is it not a waste of resources? We have so many ex internationals in this country who are coaches. Why not send some of them on coaching clinics? After all, when they come back, it will be to the benefit our football generally rather than on a foreigner.

“I believe the team we took to Egypt was inexperienced, especially at this level. I also believe they come good in future. I don’t blame Rohr for the team’s ouster but you know a coach is said to be as good as his last result.

“When will our football administrators learn? Football has gone down, so low in this country. It is dead, to say the fact.

“Why should NFF be talking about spending more money to retrain someone who is on a huge salary? Why not take that money to train some young coaches who will in turn impact their knowledge on the development and improvement of the game in the country?

“It is sad and I just hope it is not true that NFF President never said what he was quoted to have said,” Ikhana concluded.

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