The Director, Football Coaches Association of Africa Nations [FCAAN], Henry Abiodun has urged upcoming coaches to exercise patience in their quest to reach the target sets for themselves, OJB Sport reports
Coach Abiodun was the guest speaker on the platform of Oyo State Grassroot Football Coaching Education (OSGFCE) on Saturday where he explained on how to be successful as a coach.
He further explained to the coaches to tolerate the fans, administrators and players and must not allow the emotions run them against the fans.
“Many challenges is encounter before becoming a qualified coach, you must be prepared and be ready.
Becoming a coach involving managing man and resources, because to manage human alone is not an easy thing. Managing human being in football include fans and parent of the players, is to extended but to do well you need a good education .
When you have the exposure and experience all this will teach you how to navigate around the challenges, the challenges will always be there because you are as good as your last game. Despite challenges from the club administartors and fans, patience is the key factor and you must know the job, be a good professional and be discipline.
On managing fans attitude
Patience is the key in the business and be humble if you are humble enough not to take it personal, even if the don’t like you now, you keep doing your job hoping that tomorrow they will change their impression about you .
Result is also important in the job but you should remember that there is no way you will not experience the three faces of result ( win, draw and lose).
But you must be strong enough not to allow the criticism cause you to be emotional negatively to the extent that it will reflect on how you do the job and relate towards the players”, he said.
Abiodun who ended a six-year union with Ondo State Football Agency and Sunshine Stars last October has a CAF A License, NSCAA Premier Diploma in America among other licenses and certificates.
The program organiser Coach Bolarinwa Obalola otherwise known as Kobayashi and facilitator and Director of Shooting Stars Academy heaped praises on the soft spoken gaffer for accommodating their invitation and the way he delivered the virtual training under the umbrella of Oyo State Grassroot Football Coaching Education ( OSGFCE).