BEVERLY HILLS, January 13, (THEWILL) – The Nigeria Nationwide League One has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a football coaching clinic organisation, Berackiah/ABIGOL Grassroots Coaching Clinic towards the development of the skills of domestic league coaches and football talents in the country.
The occasion held at the NFF Secretariat in Abuja with eminent football dignitaries in attendance as the NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick – represented by the Chairman, NFF Technical and Development Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh; the Chairman, Nationwide League One, Alhaji Mohammed Alkali and the NFF General Secretary Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.
Others present included President, Nigeria Coaches Association, Coach Isah Ladan Bosso; the NFF Technical Director and former Nigeria captain, Austin Eguavoen; Chief Operating Officer of the NLO, Shola Ogunnowo; Representatives of Berackiah Football Coaching Clinic; Representatives of Association of Local Government of Nigeria and; Representatives of Foreign Technical partners, ABIGOL.
With the blessing of the NFF, all parties involved put pen to paper to activate the project which is expected to kick-off from the 25th January through to the 31st of March 2021 across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
The General Secretary of the NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, in his comments at the event, stated that the development is a welcome idea, which prompted the Executive Committee of the NFF to approve the clinic. He therefore charged the organisers to ensure best practices are maintained during the exercise and throughout the implementation.
“We have so many clubs in the Nationwide League One whose coaches need to be trained and retrained from time to time and this will go a long way to help us. The NFF, which is charged to monitor, direct and organise the affairs of football in the country, met at the board level and consented to this agreement.
“We however charge the organisers to ensure due process is followed and avoid anything unethical during the exercise.”
The foremost administrator further charged the organisers to be diligent whilst warning that they avoid cutting corners which may force the NFF to cancel the entire exercise immediately.
On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of Berackiah Football Coaching Clinic, Wonders Nwigwe, thanked the NFF for its support and promised that the organisation will do its best with the help of its technical partners and all involved to have a successful coaching clinic.
It is expected to have eminent football coaches such as former Super Eagles Coaches and CAF Instructors, High Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, Coach Kashimawo Laloko, Coach Franko Granangali, Sansiano Daniale and Matthew Olorunleke from Italy, as instructors during the implementation of the project.