Multiple-award winning coach reveals why he rejected Super Eagles says. “Jay-Jay Okocha was begging me”

Multiple-award winning coach reveals why he rejected Super Eagles says. “Jay-Jay Okocha was begging me” Renowned coach Pitso Mosimane has shockingly revealed that he declined the chance to lead Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles, according to Soccernet. Mosimane, who has received many honors throughout his remarkable career, disclosed that former Nigerian football legend Jay-Jay Okocha played a crucial part in convincing him to take the position.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

In an interview with SNAWA, Mosimane recounted how Okocha and an official from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) approached him about the position. However, he ultimately declined the offer due to his strong emotional attachment to South Africa, his home country. Mosimane explained that South Africa and Nigeria are in the same World Cup qualifying group, making it difficult for him to coach against his own country.

Despite acknowledging the allure of working with talented Nigerian players like Chukwueze and Osimhen, Mosimane emphasized that his loyalty to South Africa took precedence. He also noted that the NFF never presented a formal contract, making the discussions merely exploratory.

Mosimane’s revelation sheds light on the behind-the-scenes efforts of the NFF to secure a high-profile coach for the Super Eagles. While Mosimane is no longer in contention, rumors suggest that Portuguese tactician Antonio Conceicao is favored to assume the technical director role.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>