Nigeria Football Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick, has told Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, to learn his trade from Bayern Munich manager, Pep Guardiola.
Pinnick, who insists Oliseh is “Pep Guardiola of Africa”, noted that the former international could do well with an “internship” under the mercurial Spanish tactician.
The football administrator believes an encounter between the two could help solve the country’s goalscoring dilemma after Oliseh’s team managed just four goals in five competitive games.
While speaking on Thursday to clear the air on statement made earlier in the week about hiring a “heavyweight coach”, Pinnick said: “What I meant was to solve the problem of not scoring goals by the team.
“This could be in a way of internship with big teams like Bayern Munich. And remember that Sunday Oliseh is the Pep Guardiola of Nigeria and it will be interesting for him to interface with Guardiola.”
The Delta-born administrator disclosed he was quoted out of context and never asked for a foreign coach.
He added that the coach has delivered 100% and has the backing of the NFF to succeed.
“I’ve received calls by many people wanting to know if we are hiring a coach to take over the job of Sunday Oliseh, that is absolutely out of it. Perhaps, I was misquoted or misunderstood.
“We have no regrets employing Oliseh and he has delivered 100%. We at the NFF will give him everything he needs to succeed.”
“And remember that Nigerians want results. It is in this line that we want to see that Oliseh has everything at his disposal to bring joy to millions of Nigerians. We’re not hiring a foreign or new coach or heavyweight coach. We’re happy and satisfied with Oliseh.”