Bolarinwa, UEFA B Licence coach tasks NFF on what to do to revive Nigerian cadet teams


Highly rated Nigerian coach that is based in Japan, Obalola Bolarinwa has tasked those administered with the running of Nigerian football to try and copy the model put in place by the Japanese Football Federation to ensure that the various leagues and other football activities are run seamlessly in the West African nation.

Bolarinwa who holds UEFA B Coaching License averred that it isn’t a coincidence that top stars like Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres, David Villa and others are flocking the Japanese league.

The coach who is eyeing the opportunity to coach the Golden Eaglets or the Flying Eagles further disclosed that Nigerian football will experience a renaissance or sort of if the Nigeria Football Federation makes proper planning their watchword just the Japanese.

Bolarinwa said that the Japanese already have the model of how they want their football to develop up to the next five years and that they achieved this through proper planning and preparations to ensure that they actualize what they set out to achieve.

The tactician pointed out that Nigeria has had so many successes in the Under 17 team with five World Cup triumphs but that the Golden Eaglets will find it difficult to replicate previous achievements because those charged with the running of football have not taken early preparations as been important.

He hinted that he applied for the coaching job of both the national Under 17 and Under 20 because he has the Midas touch to ensure that either of the National teams returns back to their glorious days if he is given the opportunity.

“I want to state that I have applied to coach either the Under 17 and Under 20 because of my wealth of experience and what I have learned from the Japanese Football Federation and other grassroots teams on how to handle a team,” Bolarinwa said in an interview monitored by on foremost WhatsApp platform, Nigerian Sports Mouthpiece (NSM).

“I have learned a great deal from the Japanese and their ways of life. They take preparations to be very key and they are attracting top players from Europe and South America to their league. We can also copy that and ensure that our football enjoys a facelift.”

The Japanese FA already has their plans for football for the next five years and they are working towards it. I want to come and develop our cadet teams and it is the reason I applied. We have produced world beaters with the Golden Eaglets but we must sustain it if we don’t want to be shoved aside.”


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