A former Flying Eagles coach and technical adviser of Gombe United, Ladan Bosso has said soon after he was denied the opportunity to lead the Flying Eagles to the 2009 FIFA U-20 in Egypt championship for no good reason, he lost interest in coaching at the national level.
According to him, he is now more comfortable working for clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League while rendering technical assistance to all the national teams.
“People keep asking me why with all my experience, I am not handling one of the national teams. And I understand with them because I have coached almost all the national teams beginning from the U-17 to the Super Eagles.
“The thing is that when I was contracted to led the Flying Eagles to the 2009 World Cup qualifiers in Rwanda, I was given the target to qualify the team for the world Championship in Egypt and also reach at least quarter-finals.
“I qualified the team for the world championship but when I returned to Nigeria, for no reason, the team was taken from me and handed to Samson Siasia. He failed to win a single match in Egypt but when he returned, he was elevated to the Super Eagles.
“Up to this moment, nobody has explained to me why such injustice was meted out to me. So I have decided to avoid anything national assignment for now,” he said.
He said at the moment, he is satisfied with the role assigned to him by the NFF as a member of the technical committee.
Bosso said through the committee, he is actively involved in scrutinizing programmes submitted to the NFF by the respective national team coaches.
“I am one of those who vet programmes of national team coaches, including Gernot Rohr’s programmes for the Super Eagles. It is usually sent to us for our inputs,” he said.