Published On: Thu, May 12th, 2016


Eagles need a top foreign manager - Sodje

Former Nigeria international, Sam Sodje, has said the country needs a top foreign coach to return the Super Eagles to the top.

“I won’t really want to say foreign coach is what the Eagles need, but I think the rate at which the team is declining, a foreign coach might be what we should consider at this point, no disrespect to our home-grown coaches,” Sodje told

“But we need a proven and good manager, someone who has the credentials to speak for him.

“If NFF is not ready for such coach, there is no need to get a foreign coach.”

Sodje, who is holding talks with English teams like Manchester City, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday and Liverpool for partnership with the Delta Elite U-16 League, said Nigeria coaches have not shown they are good enough to handle the Eagles

“No disrespect to Nigerian coaches, but the fact remains we really lack a top-grade manager,” he said.

“There are so many things they can do to improve themselves, though administrators still have a big part to play in this.

“The sad thing is that the few local coaches I have met think they know everything and then they stop learning.”


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