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FASHANU: EVEN PEP GUARDIOLA WILL STRUGGLE TO GET RESULT IF HE WORKS WITH THE NFF

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Former Wimbledon of England forward John Fashanu says the problem of Nigeria football has gone beyond the coaches as the structure under which the coaches work is not firm enough to achieve results.

Reacting to divergent views on the issue of if a foreign coach or indigenous coach is best for Nigeria, the outspoken former England international insist the problem lies with the Nigeria Football Federation and the entire sports structure in the country.

“To me our case has gone beyond indigenous or foreign coach as even Pep Guardiola will struggle to get results with the way the NFF is presently structured, they appear to be no clear cut programme for the coaches to succeed” He told owngoalnigeria.com.

“As we speak all arms of our national team are poorly motivated, coaches are not left out as well, you look around and ask where is the scouting department of the NFF? If they have what are they actually doing.

“Yes we have a technical committee but how technical are they? What information can they reliably pass to the coaches ahead of games even if they do will the coaches respect their input, so many questions begging to be answered.

“And even if we like it or not such little inputs play a big role in helping any coach succeed on their part the ministry of Youth,Sports and Culture need to do more they appear to have gone to sleep or they don’t even know their primary assignment.

“They are suppose to be the body that organises grassroot competition, school games and more where fresh talents will be discovered for upward promotion to the main team not until all of this are put in place it’s almost impossible for a coach to succeed be it local or foreign”.