A three- day capacity –enhancing clinic for Nigeria’s elite Coaches has begun in Abuja on Tuesday.
A total of 30 elite Coaches, including Head Coaches of the 20 Nigeria Professional Football League clubs, were invited to the practical and theoretical sessions moderated by two Coaches from Arsenal FC of England.
The theoretical classes are being held at the Media Centre of the National Stadium, Abuja with the practical experience at the NFF/FIFA Goal Project, Package B of the Stadium.
In declaring open the programme, NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman, Mr. Shehu Dikko underscored the essence of the clinic: “Knowledge is continuous. Last time we were here, it was for the U15 Coaches. Now, we are doing this for the elite Coaches because we place premium on capacity building. We charge the Head Coaches here to transfer whatever knowledge gained to their assistants, in order that far more people will benefit from the clinic.”
Also present at the occasion were LMC COO, Salihu Abubakar, NB PLC’s Vivian Ikem (Head of Government Relations), NFF’s Director of Communications Ademola Olajire and NFF’s Assistant Director (Technical) Abdulrafiu Yusuf.
Among the participants at the opening ceremony were Isah Ladan Bosso (president of Nigeria Football Coaches Association and Head Coach, El-Kanemi Warriors), Solomon Ogbeide (Lobi Stars), Gbenga Ogunbote (Enyimba FC), Abubakar Bala (Niger Tornadoes), Fatai Osho (Remo Stars), Ibrahim Musa (Kano Pillars), Abdu Maikaba (Akwa United), Kennedy Boboye (Plateau United), Bala Nikyu (Wikki Tourists), Duke Udi (Sunshine Stars), Yaw Preko (FC IfeanyiUbah), Henry Makinwa (ABS FC), Abdullahi Biffo (Abia Warriors), Fidelis Ilechukwu (MFM FC), Manu Garba (Gombe United), Fatai Amoo (Shooting Stars), Kabiru Dogo (Nasarawa United), Baldwin Bazuaye (Katsina United), Sam John Obuh (Kwara United) and Monday Odigie.