After the Abridge League and Super 6 playoffs much was expected from the top 4 teams that qualified to represent Nigeria on the continent ( Enyimba, Remo Stars, Bendel Insurance, and Rivers United)
Significantly, I have discovered that most of our teams don’t know how to make maximum use of home advantage in continental matches a vibrant factor in motivating teams to stardom 👇👇
* Publicity for games is not properly transmitted ( radio, television, and social media handles
* Teams need to boost transportation systems to convey fans
* Lack of souvenirs and incentives for fans
🤞🏼🤞🏼 These reasons affect fan reaction and turn-outs
Yearly, the best players in the NPFL leave the country for greener pastures but that should not be an underlying issue owing to the pool of talents that exists in the system
Unfortunately, the scouting network and recruitment procedure of most NPFL teams is flawed and corrupt based on sentiments, a factor that has eluded top continental performances
Enyimba FC and Remo Stars just needed to cancel one goal – but it seems they couldn’t get the right strategy/tactics to nail their opponents 👇👇
* Did they preview match videos and stats of opponents even before the 1st leg?
* Did they utilize match reading data to make changes during strategic game situations?
Positively, tactics are like a game of chess where you set traps before you can win, the same with boxing where you allow your opponent to waste his energy and jabs before
you go for uppercuts. Tactically, in football, this is similar in identifying weak points of the entire team structure, formation, and probable weak or exposed players
Football these days is more scientific based on video technology and in-depth tactical studies of single and group players
Congratulations to Bendel Insurance they did us proud they had the most difficult match against one of the most versatile teams in the Algerian league ( Aso chief) – the Bendel Insurance team balanced defensive and offensive play that modified their game plans
Significantly, i suggest that the NFF or NPFL body employ experienced tacticians who can assist clubs representing Nigeria in the continent
What is the technical department of the NFF doing?
The continental coaches should seek help to bolster winning situations, notwithstanding there are good coaches in the country but are continuously marginalized by the dirty political system
Who is to blame?
What is the way forward?
We are watching
Coach Uni Dan Kakwi