Rufai Joins List Of Coaches For NNL Seminar - oguncitynews


Wednesday 11 October 2023

Rufai Joins List Of Coaches For NNL Seminar

By Yusuf Olatunji 

The board of Nigeria National League (NNL)  has confirmed that former  Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peter Rufai (Dodo Mayana) will be part of the resource persons for the forthcoming refresher course for Nigeria National  league coaches aimed at preparing them ahead of the kick off of the 2023/2024 league season slated for October 28.

Other resource persons include; Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Austin Eguavoen, Portuguese UEFA licensed coach Thiago Conde, former Super Eagles player, Clement Temile and  Director General of  NIS, Prof Olawale Moronkola.

According to a statement by the league board, the course which is being  organised  in conjunction with the National Institute For Sports ( NIS) will hold  between October 15-18 at the Remo Stars, Stadium, Ikenne, Ogun State with all the 40 National League coaches expected to attend.

The statement further stated that the course became necessary in order to fully equip the coaches with the most basic principles of coaching while NIS certificate will be issued  to participants at the end of the programme.

Speaking on the course, Rufai said that he's honoured to be part of the team, promising to give his best to the coaches in order to move the country's football forward.

" I am  highly honoured to be part of the resource persons that will handle the coaches during the refresher course and I promise to give my best in the programme.

"Kudos must also go to the board of the NNL led by Mr. George Aluo for his foresight in changing the narratives of the second tier league and I believe that at the end of the course, the coaches will be more equipped for the league.

"You are aware that I have  been part of those clamoring for the training and retraining of coaches and this is a big opportunity to make the coaches get more knowledge and exposure  about the technicalities and rules of the game and we are prepared to give our best", he concluded.

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