Former Nigerian international midfielder, Seyi Olofinjana is steadily moving up the coaching and management ladder at English Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers and he believes he’s acquiring so much knowledge that would be useful to manage the Super Eagles in the future, reports MORAKINYO ABODUNRIN.
It’s indeed a season of introspection for Seyi Olofinjana, former Super Eagles’ midfield Trojan and one of the very few Nigerian footballers with sound academic background. In a career spanning a period of 11 years between 2000 and 2011, Olofinjana had an impressive 56 international caps under his belt but he surmised that his debut in an international friendly against Malawi under the late coach Shaibu Amodu would forever remain indelible in his memory.
“There were so many wonderful memories playing for the ever beautiful Super Eagles but none would be compared to that very first time wearing the national jersey and singing the national anthem with millions watching,” Olofinjana , a storied product of the Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) began in an exclusive interview with The Nation. “Amodu was a great coach and myconfidant and his management skills were second to none.
“He gave not just myself but all new players the belief that that we were talented enough and have merited selection.”
The Nation April 6, 2019
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