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The resignation of John Obuh as coach of the Flying Eagles has been formally accepted

Posted: 20 July 2013 Time: 18:02

The resignation of John Obuh as coach of the Flying Eagles has been formally accepted by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Chairman of the NFF technical committee Chris Green disclosed that Obuh's resignation has been accepted. He further stated that the entire coaching crew of Nigeria's Under-20 team has been dissolved.

“We have accepted the resignation of John Obuh, but he is not the only one going, we have relieved all members of the technical crew of their jobs.” Green said.

Obuh resigned after Nigeria were ousted from the FIFA U-20 World Cup by Uruguay in the second round of the competition. The former coach of Sharks FC was subjected to heavy criticisms as a result of his selection and over reliance on some seemingly inconsistent players.

Previous comments on this story...

Clem de moon
posted: 06:17 pm
That means Manu Garba, his crew and the players will be promoted to U20 after the U17 world Cup.
jamez007
posted: 06:28 pm
What a coach!!!
blackpanther187
posted: 08:11 pm
I wish Obuh all the best and hope for him that he will find a new Job. I must confess that I wasnt so impressed with him.
blackpanther187
posted: 08:14 pm
I really dont understand why we cant give Lukeman Haruna a chance. The guy played good 90min again today for Kiev... We shouldnt mess with our talents. I am so Happy for Lukeman that he still got his career back on track.... he was one of our best talents.. and he is now mature.
Tokslex
posted: 10:36 pm
His resignation is a way forward because he has nothing to offer.
redskin
posted: 12:14 am
Almost doesn't count! Most of these our local coaches should be working with expatriates’.
Put the man who will get the job done there..., and before you cry patriotism clueless,
they are more technically and tactically sound.
There are most times when tips from the bench win matches and our locals have always been found wanting...!
Middle class Coaches like Bruno Metsu, Claude le Roi and co. would have transformed our TEAMS with the same pay our locals collect.

Most European nations with quality indigenous coaches far better than ours still
employ other nationals as their head coach and nothing is being said about it.

My gut feelings tells me that our local coaches always want to prove a point no one care to listen anyway...., always discarding most players that their predecessor used and wanting to build their own team and take the glory.
And if you scratch the surface a little, it might as well be the reason Keshi is being begged ceaselessly before he now seem to be looking towards Siasias Olympians.
We also saw that in the team Siasia himself took to the U21 in Egypt, bringing in untested strange bed fellows when the Championship was already at hand. The outcome is now history.

And by the way, what is wrong if Obuh included Kenneth Omerou, Onazi co in his team when it was apparent he and his boys will be watching the knock out stages on TV?
blackpanther187
posted: 01:21 am
Hey whiteskin... stupid
Kaysil
posted: 08:02 am
Obuh.... Well the siasia critics who say the success of sia 1 was because he used over aged players, so what will u say of obuh who used over aged players yet?...... He obuh should have resigned long before now, he has wasted time and resources, what hope do we have for the big stage(SE) when there are no successors, well I hope the under 17 brings succour and also hope the nff maximises the talent and potential we have in those players(u-17)! Good luck naija
Kaysil
posted: 08:22 am
@ red skin, I agree with you partially, most of our local coaches don't have the technical, tactical touch of the modern day football that sometimes when you watch some of these games, you wonder what those coaches have learnt over the years!, however those coaches you mentioned may not have done any wonder with our team, I ask you, what exploits do those coaches have in world football? Nigerian soccer is unique and apart from westerhorf and his assistant(bonfere) most foreign coaches usually don't have a clue of the necessary ingredients to form our teams, have you ever wondered why our performing stars at club level always find it hard to perform in national colors?(with the exception of just a few) its because its a different ball game in naija colours, our brand of football is different and requires a good local coach to assemble(keshi, eguavoen, even amodu has proved that), and wait before you fault that, we had two white coaches in the space of 9 years, tell me any that has a better record with our national teams than the indigenous coaches I've mentioned. Remember using our local coaches helps the spirit and development of the game, I remember berti vogtz coaching our team from the comfort of his palace in germany or laggerback that took bunch of players to the world cup, players those it was obvious he does not know, even the celebrated westerhorf, we know how long it took him to win the afcon, do we have the same patience today? I don't think so, how many foreign coaches would have seen and believed in the abilities of mba and oboabona? taking them to a nation's cup? If they would, then we should have seen them trying to sign those players I mentioned, being a white coach means nothing to nigerian football, its a different ball game here sir
Kaysil
posted: 08:23 am
@ red skin, I agree with you partially, most of our local coaches don't have the technical, tactical touch of the modern day football that sometimes when you watch some of these games, you wonder what those coaches have learnt over the years!, however those coaches you mentioned may not have done any wonder with our team, I ask you, what exploits do those coaches have in world football? Nigerian soccer is unique and apart from westerhorf and his assistant(bonfere) most foreign coaches usually don't have a clue of the necessary ingredients to form our teams, have you ever wondered why our performing stars at club level always find it hard to perform in national colors?(with the exception of just a few) its because its a different ball game in naija colours, our brand of football is different and requires a good local coach to assemble(keshi, eguavoen, even amodu has proved that), and wait before you fault that, we had two white coaches in the space of 9 years, tell me any that has a better record with our national teams than the indigenous coaches I've mentioned. Remember using our local coaches helps the spirit and development of the game, I remember berti vogtz coaching our team from the comfort of his palace in germany or laggerback that took bunch of players to the world cup, players those it was obvious he does not know, even the celebrated westerhorf, we know how long it took him to win the afcon, do we have the same patience today? I don't think so, how many foreign coaches would have seen and believed in the abilities of mba and oboabona? taking them to a nation's cup? If they would, then we should have seen them trying to sign those players I mentioned, being a white coach means nothing to nigerian football, its a different ball game here sir
Kaysil
posted: 08:25 am
Obuh.... Well the siasia critics who say the success of sia 1 was because he used over aged players, so what will u say of obuh who used over aged players yet?...... He obuh should have resigned long before now, he has wasted time and resources, what hope do we have for the big stage(SE) when there are no successors, well I hope the under 17 brings succour and also hope the nff maximises the talent and potential we have in those players(u-17)! Good luck naija
Kaysil
posted: 08:25 am
Obuh.... Well the siasia critics who say the success of sia 1 was because he used over aged players, so what will u say of obuh who used over aged players yet?...... He obuh should have resigned long before now, he has wasted time and resources, what hope do we have for the big stage(SE) when there are no successors, well I hope the under 17 brings succour and also hope the nff maximises the talent and potential we have in those players(u-17)! Good luck naija
above
posted: 11:45 am
@blackpanther187, you have a good observation but we must remember that not all the good and fantastic players in Brazil and Spain are in the National Team. We know how long it took Mata to be called in the National team.. we have seen Haruna played and he has gotten his chances so the question is who will Haruna bench in current SE midfild formation??
Mimi
posted: 06:42 pm
@Above, Lukman will conveniently confine Sunday Mba to the bench under a less biased coach. That's one of the points raised by @Redskin on how these local coaches strive to achieve glory for themselves by over tweaking their teams in order to print their personal signatures on them.
@Blackpanther, there's no need to call anyone stupid for airing his view. Please let's keep it polite.
above
posted: 09:41 am
@Mimi, I think you hv a good point, but a very good player may not fit in a particular team depending on the handler because every coach knows the type of players he wants to work with to get result and Kechi use lots of Local talent to get us a Trophy which all the SO CALLED super stars did not do for us in almost 2 decades. We all know that Haruna is a very talented player which everybody tip him to replace Okocha when Mikel failed us but his attitude and pride did not take him too far. at least he is getting matured now. Please my point is that Keshi has nothing to proof to anybody again bcause he did what so called Foreign coaches could not also do for past years after 1994 until Keshi and his so called Local Talents which includes Sunday Mba write back our name in book of African football. They deserve some respect from all of us !!!!!! RESPECT
Mimi
posted: 01:45 pm
Keshi didn't win the AFCON with local talents. Most of the players in that team were foreign based pros. In fact, Mba, Oboabona and Uzoenyi were the only local pros that actually featured in that tournament.
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