Enyimba head coach Fatai Osho has given www.aclsports.com an interesting insight into his coaching philosophy.
Osho, a former Crown FC and Remo Stars head coach joined Nigeria’s most successful club, Enyimba before the 2019/20 season as first assistant coach to Usman Abd’Allah.
With Abd’Allah sacked on January 5 after an ignominious 0-4 defeat at Plateau United, Osho was promoted to the role of head coach and has since masterminded an incredible turnaround for the People’s Elephant.
Osho, nicknamed “Sugar Ball” by his admirers has brought a renaissance aided by an eye-catching, easy-on-the-eye footballing style to Enyimba which has led them to 2nd on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) table (according to the Points Per Game calculation).
“My philosophy is this; if you go to the market and you don’t have money in your pocket, you can’t buy anything,” began Osho to www.aclsports.com
“If you have money in your pocket, and go to the market, you can get a lot of things. If you have the ball in a football match more to your team, chances are that you are the one that will decide the fate of that game.
“Once you are a judge in your own case, there is all prospect that you will come out vict⁸orious, whether partial or impartial,” added the sweet-talking coach.
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As the 2019/20 league season in Nigeria hangs in the balance due to the raging Coronavirus pandemic, Osho’s effort within the two months he has led Enyimba seem to have put them in a good stead to a lofty finish in whichever way the league is ended.
Under Osho’s guidance, Enyimba’s forward players have thrived with Victor Mbaoma and Stanley Dimgba scoring goals with relative ease while Cyril Olisema’s creativity has been a major source of provision for the team.
“I wish you can come to our training ground to see the different types of methods we do,” Olisema told www.aclsports.com
“The runs, the spacing for balls, the movements. That’s why it is not just a particular person scoring in our team.”
Osho is expected to be handed a new contract as Enyimba’s head coach ahead of the 2020/21 season.