How poor welfare stopped my coaching ambition – Aghahowa




Former Super Eagles striker, Julius Agahowa, has disclosed that he would have ventured into coaching profession but for poor welfare towards coaches in the country.

Agahowa said 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. The former Wigan Athletic striker said is it the players that are hungry that he will go and coach adding that some coaches even demand money from players before they are given jobs. “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 explained. “As for the football business, not too long ago I got licensed from 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.

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