*Says he’s interested in football business
Former Super Eagles striker, Julius Agahowa has revealed that he would have ventured into coaching but for Nigeria’s poor welfare towards coaches, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former Wigan Athletic of England striker, who spoke exclusively to AOIFootball.com stated that he is currently more focused on the business aspect of the game and hopes to scout and build young talents across the country.
“First of all, I’ll say it’s not compulsory that after your football career you must be a coach. Looking at how some of my senior colleagues were treated during their time as coaches, that’s enough to discourage me from wanting to be a coach. Some of them were even owed until they died. May their souls rest In peace.
“Look at what is happening in the league. Is it the players that are hungry that you’ll go and coach? Even the coaches demand money from players before they’re given a chance to play, mind you most footballers are from poor homes and the hunger to succeed is very high because of where they are coming from. I am talking from experience,” Aghahowa echoed.
“As for the football business, not too long ago I got licensed by the Nigerian Football Federation as an intermediary agent and I work with a lot of other agents to scout young talents across the country,” Aghahowa added.
Famous for his incredible back-flip celebration against Sweden at the 2002 World Cup in Kore/Japan, the 38-year-old, however, believe there are brighter days ahead for the country in terms of football business and administration.