Former Super Eagles forward, Julius Aghahowa has revealed that the poor treatment being meted on some Nigerian coaches has discouraged him from venturing into a coaching job.
Known for his somersaults during his playing days with the senior national team, the former Wigan star will be remembered for his brace against Senegal in the Quarter Final of the Africa Cup of Nations, where the team won 2-1.
Aghahowa told AOI in an interview that coaches such as Christian Chukwu and Stephen Keshi complained of being owed a backlog of unpaid salaries before their deaths in 2016.
“First of all, I’ll say it’s not compulsory that after your football career you must be a coach,” Aghahowa told AOI.
“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.
“Look at what is happening in the league. Is it the players that are hungry that you’ll go and coach?
“Even the 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.
“As for the football business, not too long ago I got licensed by the Nigerian Football Federation as an intermediary agent and I work with a lot of other agents to scout young talents across the country.”