Former Technical Director Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Kashimawo Laloko, has expressed disappointment over the frequent employment of foreign coaches for the senior football national teams, saying that these expatriates succeed because they are given enough time.
Laloko stated that the huge salary given to the expatriates was a waste of resources, advising that it should be ploughed back to encourage indigenous coaches to also blossom.
Speaking to The Guardian last week, Laloko explained that the reason why Clemens Westerhof, touted as Nigeria’s most successful coach, excelled was because he had enough time and support given to him in order to qualify the country for its first World Cup in USA ‘94.
“Now that the NFF have told Coach Gernot Rohr to continue on his job as Eagles’ coach, let’s just wish him the best of the luck. But I do not believe that he is the right man for the job. Now, they are saying that the man must stay here and that he must collect money in naira. (Guardian)