Babayaro Questions Yobo’s Appointment As Super Eagles Assistant Coach

February 26, 2020
8 Views

Former Chelsea defender Celestine Babayaro has said that while he welcomes ex-players being involved in Nigeria coaching set-up he questions Joseph Yobo’s credentials.

His comments come after his former international team-mate and ex-Everton star Yobo was appointed as assistant coach of the Super Eagles two weeks ago.

Babayaro, who won an Olympic gold medal with Nigeria at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, said any such appointment must be backed by requisite qualifications.

The duo were in the Nigeria squad at both the 2002 World Cup and two years later at the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia

“From my point of view as an ex player I think he is a good appointment probably done in a wrong way,” the 41-year-old, who is now an agent, told BBC Sport.

Read Also: Ferdinand: Eze Can Fit Into Premier League Top Six Clubs

“I’m not sure if he’s got his badges but if you are trying to appoint someone you make sure they’ve got the right credentials before you appoint them.

“I don’t care if it’s an ex (player) or whoever, make sure you appoint the right person that knows the job.

“Yes Joseph Yobo has been a captain for Nigeria and he has done well, if you want to give him that sort of position make sure he gets the right badges.

“If he hasn’t got his badges send him somewhere. It takes a few months or less than a year.

“Get the right badges, get the right papers and make him whatever you want to make him.”

Yobo’s appointment divided opinion when it was made with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) coming out to defend its choice of assistant for Gernot Rohr.

“The concept behind this is to nurture and condition former captain Joseph Yobo to provide leadership and mentorship for the young team,” NFF boss Amaju Pinnick said at the time.

4 Secrets To Becoming Rich – How To Get Rich From Nothing: This ebook is a must read for anyone serious about exiting the rate race…. Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.

You may be interested

Kogi Commissioner Accused Of Raping A Woman Lands In Hot Soup (Photo)
News
1 views
News
1 views

Kogi Commissioner Accused Of Raping A Woman Lands In Hot Soup (Photo)

Webby - April 2, 2020

Commissioner for water resources, Mr Abdulmumini Danga Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has ordered immediate investigation into allegations of assault,…

FG Issues Apology After Begging US Billionaire For Ventilators
News
News

FG Issues Apology After Begging US Billionaire For Ventilators

Webby - April 2, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari The Federal Government has apologized after the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning took to Twitter…

Nigerian Doctor Contracts Coronavirus While Treating Patients In Edo State
News
News

Nigerian Doctor Contracts Coronavirus While Treating Patients In Edo State

Webby - April 2, 2020

Coronavirus A doctor at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, has contracted COVID-19 while treating patients. The revelation was…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.