Wada still believes local is lekker

Wedson Nyirenda.

DESPITE the recent successes registered by local coaches in African football such as Hassan Shehata, who made Egypt a dominant force in the Noughties, as well as Aliou Cisse with Senegal and Stephen Keshi with Nigeria, federations on the continent continue to look to expatriates for national team coaches.
It is a practice that does not sit well with most African coaches.
Keshi’s view is that white coaches are not doing anything in particular that African coaches cannot do.
He told BBC Sport: “I am not a racist but that’s just the way it is. You tell a white person they need a year to adapt, to know the country and the players – they are told ‘don’t worry, take your time’. That is unprofessional and is one thing that is killing African football.”
Appearing on QTV’s Football My Life programme on Sunday evening, former Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda added his voice to the theme of African coaches being trusted with the job of national team coach CLICK TO READ MORE

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