OLISEH INEXPERIENCED FOR EAGLES -PETERS
Renowned coach, James Peters, has frowned at the planned hiring of former Nigerian skipper, Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh, as the chief coach of the Super Eagles, insisting that he lacks the cognate and requisite experiences to take over the job.
Speaking to the media at the Glass House recently, the former Nigeria Football Association (NFA) assistant general secretary technical, emphasized that the proposed hiring of Oliseh is a breach of professional ethics, likening it to conferring a fresh Law School graduate with the title of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), just as he maintained that the former Eagles midfielder must start from junior team or clubside.
'I won't support the proposal to give Oliseh Super Eagles' job because he lacks the cognate experience.'It is wrong to give our highest national team to a coach without experience. 'It can only happen in the coaching profession. It is not possible for the law profession to confer a SAN on a fresh graduate who just passed out of the Law School.
'We need indigenous coaches to handle the Super Eagles but not Oliseh.
'He is not ripped for the job. If Oliseh must coach our national team, he should start with the junior teams not our most senior national team. He can only do that if he gathers the prerequisite coaching experience,' JP noted.
Asked if he was rooting for the sacking of Coach Samson Siasia and Super Falcons' Chief Coach, Uche Eucharia, the former BCC Lions handler quipped that a coach is as good as his last match, insisting that having failed, they should honourably resign or be booted out.
'What was obvious is that they have failed and must pay the ultimate penalty of failure.'Coaching job is all about hiring and firing and anybody who is afraid of sack has no business taking up coaching as career.'Siasia and Uche have failed the nation, they should be sacked,' he said.