Babayaro Faults Yobo’s Appointment As Eagles Assistant Coach

Previous Chelsea security Celestine Babayaro has said that while inviting former players to engage with Nigeria, he is giving instructions on Joseph Yobo’s qualifications.


His remarks came after the ex-Everton star Yobo was appointed right-hand mentor of the Super Eagles two weeks ago.

Babayaro, who won an Olympic gold prize with Nigeria at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, said such an arrangement should be supported by essential capabilities.

The pair was on the Nigeria team at both the 2002 World Cup and after two years at the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia

“From my perspective as a previous player, I think he’s a decent setup that most likely was done in the wrong way,” the 41-year-old, who is currently an operator, revealed to BBC Sport. “I don’t know if he has his identifications, but rather the chance that you are trying to choose someone who you know is sure he has the right certifications before you give him a name.

“I don’t care if it’s an ex (player) or anyone else, making sure you delegate the ideal person who knows the activity.

“Truly Joseph Yobo is a skipper for Nigeria and he has made good progress, in case you have to give him that kind of position to make sure he has the correct identifications. If he gets the chance that he doesn’t have his identifications, send him a place. It takes a few months or not exactly a year. Get the right identifications, get the right papers and make everything you want. “

The Yobo settlement isolated an isolated conclusion when it was made with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) who appeared to protect his colleague’s decision for Gernot Rohr.

“The idea behind this is to support and condition previous commander Joseph Yobo to give authority and mentorship to the youthful group,” said NFF supervisor Amaju Pinnick at the time.

Babayaro has also scrutinized the control of African global parties with regard to testing at the most elevated level.

“With the chance that you are talking about (winning) the World Cup, it will only take some investment,” he demanded. “Remember that I used to play for the national group of Nigeria, the thing that matters is monstrous. For unknown reasons, our African groups are not as trained as the European parties and this is clear to me.

“I have seen the way Europeans do their things. The controls are so extraordinary. If we have the opportunity to win the World Cup, it will take some time, unless we happen to get our demonstration before we can see a World Cup coming to Africa, “he explained.

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