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Nwanu now into Ministry, speaks on fetish use in Eagles camp

Chidi Nwanu Photo: JUHA TAMMINEN

Former Super Eagles defender Chidi Nwanu has taken a diversion from the world of football and has now gone into Ministering of the gospel.

The ex-Enyimba defender made the revelation in an exclusive and extensive interview with Vanguard Sports.

When asked what he was currently involved in, he replied : ”I am in ministry. That is why I said, a team that has all these fetish things will not do well. And that is what some players do and they have destroyed a lot of talents.

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That is what Nigeria needs to look into; moral discipline and moral behaviour. If you look at the way we carry ourselves and project ourselves here, there is a lot of difference between us and our European counterparts. The Europeans play with all their hearts, but we take it easy as if there is nothing at stake.”

When asked if he would accept an offer to coach the Super Eagles, he said:  ”I have always answered this question in a particular way. To be a coach is not the only way you can help a team to succeed. There are many other ways. Like in Europe here, they have motivational speakers to stir up their spirits.

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The one that is emotionally down, maybe he finds himself not playing well, he goes through that process in order to get well. Somebody can be in the technical team, helping the coach to select players in their various positions. If you look at some teams today, they seem to have players who play in the same position but scattered in different positions.

When you do that, you can’t have a strong team. One can help the national team in the area of fitness, welfare, disciplinary aspect because some players could be better players if they were disciplined, etc. Sometimes it could be bad lifestyles and you help them.”


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