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SHAIBU AMODU FIRED? WHO'S NEXT

World Cup Nigeria
by ErnestKabu (U14183659) 08 February 2010
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Shaibu Amodu, Nigeria's coach is fired. The west african side now looks for a new coach for the world cup.

With limited time at their disposal, i think the Super Eagles needs a coach who has a very good history of the team and can adjust quickly with their culture, tradition, nuance and better still good communication.

This must inform their choice as they go on the hunt. But seriously, how do you think this decision will affect the organization and preparation of the side?

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comment by Nse (U14338637)

posted Feb 14, 2010

We can go to the world Cup with the local coach and make impact. What is happening in Nigeian football arena is a prototype of how the country is being managed by the elites of our country.

In all the drama, there are beneficiaties in NFF and other politicians whose interest are personal.

So, Trap will only come to learn about how politics can be mix with sport for political gains.
We should stop decieving ourselves. Nigeria can boast of many coaches capable of leading any country to the world cup, let stop this inferioity complex.
This is the way the economy of the country is being run.
That's the way we are.

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posted Feb 14, 2010

I am sick and tired now. Even Amodu leading Nigeria to the world cup is fine by me. I dont think a foreign coach hired at this stage will vastly improve the team.

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comment by Jammy (U13914126)

posted Feb 15, 2010

Nigeria should bring-in any technically sound coach who the NFF can't push around.

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posted Feb 15, 2010

Nigeria former technical adviser, Clement Westerhof, to be assisted by Samson Siasia could go places!

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comment by omaks (U2292119)

posted Feb 15, 2010

First of all it was a humongous error on the part of the Nigerian football Federation to have sacked Amodu Shuaib at this crucial time. They set a target for him as stipulated in his contract to 1) qualify nigeria for the World cup in south Africa, which he did, and 2)They also set a target for him to reach the semi - finals of the Africvan Nations Cup in Angola, which he surpassed by finishing third place.

Agreed that his tactical decision making and technical savvy left much to be desired, this had been evident even duriong the world cup qualifying stages too. He should have been sack before that start of the African Natuions Cup, and a replacement sort immediately to take over the team in Angola. Barely 5 months to the start of the world cup, the technical crew is being overhauled, and a new 'Foreign coach being looked for. That is the dafted thing imaginable. The Foreign coach isn't going to work miracles in such a short space of time. Wrong move, wrong decision and ultimately bad outcome vis performance in south Africa.

Now with regards to who should be the next person to coach Nigeria, i would prefer guus Hiddink, if he is willing to take over the team on a permanent basis and perhaps if nigeria are willing to pay whatever it takes to hire Guus. He is definitely a top class coach, and one who has the potential (if at all) to work some miracles for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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posted Feb 15, 2010

They say Hiddink is going to Turkey. Actually, he seems to be the only one I'd put a lot of faith in. The rest have mixed chances at success.

Ivory Coast just hired this Belgian coach, Giresse or something so we'd see.

I think the job is probably coming back to Nigeria and yes, Westerhof would be a valid alternative along with other domestic coaches being considered.

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posted Feb 15, 2010

I will love Guus to be the next coach but I believe it will be Bruno Mesu bcos we will always go for the cheapest instead of quality. As for Amodu he has nothing to offer the team. if ur best player will say it to ur face that u are not good enough then what else do u want to hear. How do u put Kanu on the bench when don't have a play maker? that beats me.

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comment by sami (U14341502)

posted Feb 16, 2010

i think that silas nyambok is right on what he said. there's no problem with nigerian coach amodu,but i think that the problem lies with the players. some of the nigerian players lack discipline and sometimes some of them are playing with no confidence,in the sence that they are depending on one another. not knowing that one can be the next okocha and other, taribo west and rest of them. but if i may vote, i think that guus can be the next coach. guus don't allow the NFF to push you around:)

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posted Feb 16, 2010

There are probably a number of coaches that should be able to save Nigeria blushes in the World Cup. Of course, the truth is, everyone wants to see an African team for one of the few times, play up to their capabilities especially in SA.

If the Super Eagles took their African Nations Cup form to the World Cup against Greece, Argentina and South Korea personally, I think they might well be embarrassed.

Oh, and I believe I read February 28th, they will name their next coach. Read that at kick off magazines website.

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