Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Bitrus Bewarang is optimistic Nigerian coaches will soon be reckoned with at the world stage.
Bewarang made the assertion when 437 ‘C’ Licenced and over 150 ‘B’ license coaches, as well as 45 ‘A’ licence coaches were churned out recently.
Bewarang, who spoke only to AOIFootball.com, posited that Nigeria is fast closing the gap on other African countries as the continent’s football powerhouse.
Speaking at the end of the 6TH CAF C Licence Coaching Course, he said he was impressed by the number of female coaches taking part in courses these days after 7 coaches took part in the just concluded C license course.
“I am happy that another set of CAF C license coaches have just graduated; this is the sixth set, we have also had six sets of CAF B and one set of CAF A License participants. We have so far graduated 467 in the CAF C Category, over 150 in CAF B and 45 CAF A license coaches. We hope to hold another CAF C, B and A license coaching course before the end of this year.
“With the increase in number of our trained coaches, I believe we are closing in on Ghana, Egypt and other countries that are ahead of us. And very soon, Nigeria will start exporting coaches to other African countries.
“We will try and increase the number of CAF License coaches we have in the country. We have a high population in Nigeria and we are trying to get all these coaches to go to the grassroots and develop the talents there,” he concluded.