Adegboye Onigbinde, former Super Eagles coach, has come to the defence of coaches Sunday Oliseh and Samson Siasia following the Super Eagles failure to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
He said that the bulk stops at the desk of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), maintaining that the football house has failed Nigerians.
“The NFF must accept what they have done to this country’s football.
“Maybe it did not start today, but they have all the time failed to get it right from the onset. Winning is not a one-week or two-week thing; you plan ahead of time, so the coaches that took us through the failed campaign have no blame,” he said.
“Now we have failed; tell me any concrete plan that has been put in place to avoid such again?
“I have said it severally, if the NFF has the interest of football at heart and wanted to develop the game beyond mere participating in championships, there should have been concrete plans that will ensure regular inflow of quality players all the time.
“So to me, the coaches have no issue; after all Oliseh should not have been appointed in the first place because the job of a national team coach is far bigger than his experience,” Onigbinde bemoaned.