Former Super Eagles of nigeria and Everton striker, Daniel Amokachi has expressed that Nigeria’s footballing problem is being coaching.The Super Eagles of nigeria did not qualify for the 2022 FIFA tournament in Qatar after their early exit from the 2021 africa Cup of nations in Jan this year.Following the failure to induce to the globe Cup, the team’s technical advisor augustine Eguavoen and his assistants were sacked by the nigeria football Federation .
On Th, April 14, the NFF announced new assistant coaches for the team with the position of head coach still vacant.But Amokachi says changing coaches is not the answer opining that larger structural issues poignant football in the country need attention.
“Focusing too much on the coaching job is like building a house from the roof down rather than beginning with the proper foundation and build upwards,” Amokachi told BBC Sport africa.Do we have a solid developmental programme for our young footballers, a proper long-term plan for our national teams or develop a football identity for the game in our country?
“I am a product of the Nigerian league. however have we sorted all the issues around our domestic game, from players welfare to the lack of tv rights and therefore the chaos round the organisation of local football.
“I said one thing regarding our over-reliance on Nigerian footballers in the diaspora that was misreported in the media.
“My point is that after you systematically accept players developed and trained by other nations to play for you, then you have got seriously failed in your vital role of building the future stars.
“There are larger problems that have long bedevilled the Nigerian game and until we fix them, we are going to just be moving in a circle.”