When the news broke out that the interim coach of the Super Eagles, Austin Eguavoen had submitted his technical report to the Nigeria Football Federation, I was overjoyed.
The reason is because that is the way to go. Whenever a coach returns from an assignment, he is expected to write a technical report so that it was be analysed and know what went wrong or what led to the victory so that when a new person comes on board, they will be able to work with the past mistakes or corrections.
Investigation has shown that most coaches don’t put up any report when they return from their assignments probably because they don’t know what to write or how to write it or probably because they don’t know the importance of a technical report.
For Eguavoen to have written his report, he knows the importance hence his submission. Ordinarily, he should have relaxed and forget about it afterall he is the technical director, but he still put it up by showing good example.
Meanwhile, Eguavoen should not stop at this, as the technical director, he should ensure that other coaches do the same thing whenever they return from their assignments.
In fact, it should be a requirement for any coach that wants to handle the national team. This is one of the ways we can grow our football fast especially as we are in the habit of changing coaches.
If Gernot Rohr had written his technical report, it would have been easily for Eguavoen to have taken off without having some of the issues that cropped up before and during the African Cup of Nations, AFCON in Cameroun.
Once again, this is right thinking in the right direction and NFF must not take it for granted but rather they should insist on the report because it will go a long way to reduce wastage and stop the idea of starting over again.