πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ Ex NFF president Laloko reacts to Yobo's appointment
πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ Ex NFF president Laloko reacts to Yobo's appointment
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πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ Ex NFF president Laloko reacts to Yobo's appointment

Kashimawo Laloko has slammed the Nigerian Football Federation on the decision to appoint Joseph Yobo as the assistant coach of the Super Eagles.

Yobo was appointed as the assistant coach of Nigeria national team, replacing Imama Amapakabo and is expected to work with manager Gernot Rohr as third in command. However, former NFF head of technical department Laloko says there are more well-known names in the country other than the defender who played in six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments between 2002 and 2013 in a 14-year career.

"I don’t think we should just appoint someone because of their name. As it is, Yobo is not qualified to be an assistant coach," he told BBC Sport.

"I have nothing against him as a person but his appointment lacks logic. There are other qualified former players who are more deserving to be assistant coaches." 

In the last three decades, Austin Eguavoen, Stephen Keshi and Samson Siasia are the three former international players to have gone from assistant coaches to manage the Nigerian national team. 

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