Former Head Coach of Nigeria Under-17 national team, Monday Odigie, former has noted that the best way to develop Nigerian football from the grassroots is to prioritize coaches education
Odigie, a junior CAF instructor and FIFA Educator made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen at the sideline during a feild session of the Berackiah/Abigol Football Coaching Clinic in Asaba.
“Berackiah/Abigol coaching clinic is a very good initiative and this is the ideal thing for football development,” the coach said.
He noted that the clinic which aligns with FIFA’s policy thrust at constantly improving football will help build the capacity of Nigerian coaches which will morphome into a beautiful display of football artistry.
He urged the coaches to have an ambition and follow it passionately against all the odds noting that they must keep being a professional with the hope that things will change for good.
“First and foremost we have to get it right organisationally. We should have a good structure where every now and then clinics are being organized like this and when they are made available at grassroots, coaches will be able to train talented footballers,” the former Bayelsa coach said.
Odigie who last worked with Bendel Insurance of Benin during their last spell in NPFL said he left the club to pursue further education in coaching.
Participants of the clinic also had the opportunity to learn from the tactician with his logical and intellectual reviews and analysis.