Some coaches of clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, are among the over one hundred football coaches that are undergoing a training programme in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The coaches include that of Heartland FC, Go Round FC and MFM FC, while some coaches of clubs in the Nigeria National League and Nigeria Nationwide League are also among the participants.
At the opening ceremony of the programme, the organiser of the training, who is also the founder of Football Coaches Association of Africa Nations, FCAAN, Dr. Terry Eguoaje, said the training became necessary to broaden the horizon of Nigerian coaches in modern techniques.
Dr. Eguaoje, a US based football instructor, said football coaches, who are the real developers of the game of football, should undergo weekly or monthly coaching courses to know the new technology of coaching.
The US based football instructor maintained that efforts must be intensified to make African coaches excel in their calling.
Some of the football instructors including UEFA A License Instructor, Kyle Quigley from United Kingdom, and Director, Coaching Education of FCAAN, Coach Henry Abiodun, alongside specialists from the academia would be delivering lectures on coaching during the training course, which will be concluded this Friday.
FCAAN had last week organised a three-day E Diploma Course in Ibadan for grassroots coaches in the country, with presentation of certificates to the participants.