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Proper transition of youthful talents will help Nigeria win World Cup – Nsien

Francis Achi

The inability of Nigeria to triumph at the FIFA U 20 World Cup has been attributed to lack of proper transition and coordination of youthful talents at the U 17 category of Nigeria, www.totorinews.com reports.

This was disclosed on NSM Sports WhatsApp platform by Michael Nsein, former Nigeria youth international, who is presently the coach of FC Tulsa in the United States league.

According to Nsien, Nigeria is blessed with sublime football talents at the U 17 level, but with excellent programme of proper transition and coordination of these players map out and implemented, Nigeria can mount the podium as champions of FIFA U 20 world cup in the coming years.

He is among the coaches that applied to be the chief coach of the Flying Eagles and he affirms that he has all it takes to tinker the team to the delight of football loving Nigerians. 

“We know we can win the World Cup if the players have the discipline and get a proper transition through the age grades. I will focus on getting the coaches together on same page and executing the strategy together, with a unique style.” Nsien said.

Michael Nsien

“If I was the Coach or Assistant, one of the first thing, I will do is to try to get everyone on the same page, all the coaches will sit down and meet, discuss with the technical director or whoever is in control and get a clear responsibility to identify what we want to get out of each age-group team, our expectations and how we plan to achieve the expectations. 

“I haven’t see a coordination of players from the U 17 to the older age -grade team with the identifiable system that will know that if we take the talented players we have and put them under applied principles of success in football.

“We put them in an environment that will bring out the best in them, a good team environment, well disciplined and tactically well managed.

“We have good coaches, good players,  but to have a consistent ladder of progression for the players to succeed based on their skills set and qualities, I don’t think that we have achieved that yet.

“I think this is important for the next level of football in Nigeria. There  are lots of good players coming through at the moment.

“I’m hoping we capitalise on that to help to develop further and to put them in a system environment where they can continue to grow.

FC Tulsa coach, Nsien

“This growth does not stop at 15 years, 17 years, 19 years, but continues into the senior national team,” he concluded.

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