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  • Updated: March 15, 2024

African Games: Last chance saloon for Ladan Bosso

African Games: Last chance saloon for Ladan Bosso

Flying Eagles coach Ladan Bosso is set to lead the Nigerian U-20 side against Senegal in the team's last group game of the 13th African Games held in Ghana. 

Allnews.ng examines the chances of Bosso getting further opportunities as coach of any of the national teams. 

More pointedly, should Bosso continue his aspiration to become the next indigenous coach of the national team? 

Flying Eagles coach Ladan Bosso is not a man who has convinced a lot of Nigerians about his coaching abilities and is not even in the top 10 choices for an upgrade for the Super Eagles job in the book of many football faithful. 

The onetime Wikki Tourists, Katsina United and El-Kanemi tactician was in charge of the Nigeria U-20 men's national team at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada where the team was eliminated by the Republic of Ireland in the round of 16 stage. 

The team were also unable to reach the latter stages of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina with Bosso in charge of the team. 

Bosso is the President of the Nigeria Coaches Association (NCA) and it is believed that his position has helped him to keep that to himself which is considered next to the Super Eagles since the U-23 national team is reserved for the Olympics and a four-year cycle. 

There are feelers that Bosso was keen to throw his hat in the ring for the vacant Super Eagles job made available and open to all comers by the Nigeria Football Federation. 

However, the 13th African Games commitment in  Ghana has seemingly put paid to that ambition for now. 

Should the Flying Eagles lose to Senegal in Friday's last Group B game of the competition, they are likely not to reach the semifinals. 

For Bosso to assert himself as worthy of becoming a future Super Eagles head coach, he should strive to win the men's football competition of the African Games. 

Bosso will also be judged by what becomes of the careers of his players after the tournament in Ghana. 

Do a couple of them get call-ups to the Super Eagles in no distant future and would clubs be pulling and pushing for the signatures of a couple of the players in the current team? 

A few of the players are definitely expected to attract attention from foreign clubs but if up to five players from the team coached by Bosso are poached by foreign clubs, it is an indication that the coach has done some good job and deserves to be considered for the Super Eagles or any other coaching job. 

The way things stand, for now, this should be the last chance saloon for Bosso.

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