Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick has come out with a promise that the soccer governing body will do everything possible to support the Super Eagles’ new assistant coach, Joseph Yobo to get all requirements he needs to succeed on the job, megasportsarena.com reports.
Pinnick was specific about critical comments across the nation’s soccer sector that Yobo is not qualified to be in the national team’s technical crew because the former captain does not have a coaching certificate, but the NFF boss insists he is aware of the situation.
Rather than accept defeat on the matter, Pinnick went on to declare during Radio Nigeria Network News that the NFF is already working on modalities to assist Yobo is getting all the necessary documents and papers he needs to formalise his recent appointment.
He further reasoned that Yobo’s proven high levels of experience, leadership qualities and team spirit will help the former Everton of England and Fernebahce of Turkey star serve a useful role in motivating the Eagles’ current array of young players, while also instilling in them all required values of discipline, determination and dignity for them to excel.
The Glasshouse top shot admitted Yobo has to lay hands on documentation from UEFA, CAF or Nigeria’s National Institute for Sports (NIS), all of which he reassured football followers that the NFF will assist the ex-defender to acquire, even as he believes the new appointee will also do well for himself by learning on the job.
Pinnick said: “He already has the basic necessities and qualities to be a good coach, now he needs the requirements. We will help to get what he needs to grow on the job and do better. That is in terms of UEFA Coaching License and CAF Certificates. Even what he needs in Nigeria; everything he needs, we will do our best to help him to achieve them all.”