Yobo Can Become Great Eagles Coach After Understudying Tested Hand


Amidst uncertainties surrounding the fate of Gernot Rohr as Nigeria manager, Benedict Akwuegbu has posited that working first under a tested coach like Dutch tactician, Jo Bonfrere, can make Joseph Yobo a great Super Eagles coach, Completesports.com reports.

Akwuegbu spoke to Completesports.com Thursday afternoon from his base in London, United Kingdom, UK.

“That’s the norm in Europe. Yobo can equally do it here in Nigeria. He played at top level, won several trophies and enjoyed the respect of his national teammates, as well as officials,” Akwuegbu said.

“All that he requires now is to work first under a sound tactician like Jo Bonfrere at the Super Eagles so he can pick some practical experience to add to his UEFA Coaching License.

“Of course, when the foreign coach eventually leaves, Yobo will then take over. That was Westerhof’s plan with Christian Chukwu and Bitrus Bewarang during his five year tenure with Eagles(1989-1994).

“But unfortunately, when Westerhof left, the idea was discarded and this was the beginning of our downward trend in football,” Akwuegbu nicknamed ‘Austria ‘Bomber said.

He reckons there is still room to right all those wrongs once again.

“We can still make things work by doing the right thing – by getting our former internationals involved, starting with Yobo,” he added.
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