Former Nigeria international Segun Odegbami has hinted that Nigeria have capable to handle the Super Eagles and the NFF should not have renewed the contract of current boss Gernot Rohr.
Odegbami who played prominent in Nigeria’s 1980 African cup of Nations victory has continued to call on the Nigeria Football Federation to give local coaches chances to thinker the team.
Rohr’s current deal expires in June and and reports had it that the Federation and Franco-German tactician is nearing new agreement that will keep in the job until after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
” I have been an advocate of the end of foreign coaches in Nigerian football and I stand by that,” he said.
“It is very insensitive of people at this time in our history considering where we are now with the coronavirus opening our eyes to the new realities of the world for us to continue to go back to something that has failed us.”
” Rohr didn’t succeed, he took all that money, didn’t spend his time in this country.
“Besides, his scorelines are not anything that Nigerians have not done before so we must put an end to this slavery and colonial mentality,” Odegbami added.
He added that Nigeria is blessed with quality coaches who deliver at the highest level and they should be encouraged.
“Nigerians at this point have to look inwards, everything around us shows that these people out there don’t love us so they can’t love our country more than us.
“We have Nigerians who can do the job, they have always done the job and they can still do the job,” he said.