Onigbinde Quits FIFA Technical Committee

21 Mar 2012

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Chief Adegboye Onigbinde

By Olawale Ajimotokan

CAF Instructor, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde has announced he is no longer a member of the powerful FIFA Technical Committee.

Onigbinde, the two-time Super Eagles coach said Tuesday that he decided to resign form the FIFA post to allow him to spend more time with his family in Nigeria.

“I am no longer a member of FIFA Technical Committee but I still remain a member of the FIFA family. I want to come back home and spend more time with my family,” Onigbinde said.

The 74-year-old Modakeke-born instructor was appointed a FIFA Instructor and into the technical committee in 1994, six years after he was made a CAF Instructor in 1988 by the continental body. He was later made a FIFA Adviser.

He first led the Super Eagles to the Africa Cup of Nations in 1984 where Nigeria lost 3-1 to Cameroon in the final. He also had his second stint briefly in charge in 2002 when he led Nigeria to the World Cup in South Korea/ Japan.

Onigbinde, who is the facilitator of the on going B Licence Coaching Course, said no Nigerian coach without a CAF certificate would be allowed to sit on the technical bench of any team from next year.

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Aminu Maigari, Tuesday wished Onigbinde good health and many more years to continue to give his best service to Nigerian football.

Tags: Nigeria, Sports, FIFA Technical Committee

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