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Pinnick rules out indigenous coach for Super Eagles



The president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, says the federation has reached the last bus stop in keeping faith with Nigerian indigenous coaches as head of the Super Eagles.

Pinnick spoke at the weekend at the 18th Annual Africa Business Conference of the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It was his first reaction since Sunday Oliseh resigned as Super Eagles coach.

Speaking with, Pinnick said: “After this Sunday Oliseh debacle, we have definitely turned the corner. We are now going to start shopping for a well grounded and qualified foreign coach to tinker the Team. Enough is enough. What we have learnt is that there is a world of difference between being a good coach and being a good manager,” he said.

Pinnick was fielding questions from a captivated audience who had been enthralled by his contribution as lead panellist at a colloquium organised as part of the 18th Annual Africa Business Conference of the Harvard Business School.

Pinnick, who was in company with the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr. Chinyeaka Christian Ohaa, served as a distinguished panelist for the paper, Football in Africa.

Other panellists included the CEO of Rainbow World Group, Kingsley Pungong; marketing director, Kenya Airways, Chris Diaz; Hiwotie Deres, technical sports scientist, Catapult Sports and Etumeleng Dlamini, Edward Mason Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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