Former Nigerian international, Daniel Amokachi, has said hiring a foreign coach for the national team will not solve everything.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are currently scouting for a new man to take over the Super Eagles, after failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
The 49-year-old Amokachi, who managed 13 goals for the Super Eagles from 44 appearances, is not against the decision to hire a new coach.
“Focusing too much on the coaching is like building a house from the roof downwards instead of starting with the right foundation and build upwards,” Amokachi said as quoted by BBC Sport Africa.
“Do we have a solid developmental programme for our young footballers, a proper long-term plan for our national teams or develop a football identity for the game in our country?
“I am a product of the Nigerian league. But have we sorted all the issues around our domestic game, from player welfare to the lack of television rights and the chaos around the organisation of local football?
“I said something about our over-reliance on Nigerian footballers in the diaspora which was misreported in the media.
“My point is that when you consistently rely on players developed and trained by other nations to play for you, then you have seriously failed in your important role of building the future stars.
“There are bigger issues that have long bedevilled the Nigerian game and until we fix them, we will just be moving in a circle.”