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Title: Sunday Oliseh, another NFF Experiment | Fans Questions the Managerial Experience of the New Eagles Coach
Author: Benson Chukwueke
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  Amaju Pinnick is in a pickle. As President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), he is perceived by many as a change agent and his...


 Amaju Pinnick is in a pickle. As President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), he is perceived by many as a change agent and his special skills in Sport Marketing and Management are expected to play out during his tenure.

It's true that Pinnick prefer a foreign coach for the Super Eagles' job, from the onset and he promised to get a first class manager in the ranks of Ruud Gulit or Frank Rickjaad to tinker the national team for the next four years or so. Especially now Nigeria football rankings are experiencing free fall.



The trouble is experimenting with indigenous coaches and Stephen Keshi may have left the national team in a complete disarray, in spite winning AFCON 2013. Fans are now wondering if the appointment of Sunday Oliseh won't be another experiment that may sweep the Eagles into a worst predicament.

Come to look at it objectively, though Oliseh played at the highest level with Juventus, Ajax, Inter Milan... and moved on to obtain a UEFA Pro License, but the former Super Eagles Captain had only a negligible managerial experience with a Belgian lower division side Vervector in 2008/ 2009 season. And not that he was able to achieve anything spectacular with team. 



Super Eagles' is much more bigger assignment that always puts the coach on the 'Hot Seat.' Looking ahead at all the pressures that would come from NFF on one hand; then Oliseh's temperament as well as his vocal nature on the other hand, many analysts are already foreseeing a running battle in the near future. And don't ever think they are just being pessimistic!



People have great ideas, but somehow down the line they're always getting stopped. It seems that Pinnick has come to face the heavy bureaucratic structure in NFF. But nobody could tell whether it was the technical committee or the powers that be, made the NFF boss change his mind and decided to go for Oliseh instead.

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