Bala hails NFF over flying Eagles job

Coach Abubakar Bala has hailed the Nigeria football Federation (NFF) for his appointment as the flying eagles assistant coach , while also describing it as reward for hard work .
The football body in the land, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday named the Flying Eagles coaches as head coach, Paul Aigbogun, Abdul Maikaba, Abubakar Bala, Hassan Abdullah (Scouting), Suleiman Shuaibu (Goalkeepers trainer) as well as other coaches of the various national teams – the Super Eagles, Super Falcons, Falconets and Flamingoes.
Bala said though he least expected himself to be named as Flying Eagles coach he will work assiduously hard with other coaches to make sure they justified the confidence the NFF reposed in them.
“I was shocked and surprised when I heard my name as assistant coach of the nation’s under-20 men’s team, Flying Eagles.
“Though I least expected it I’m somehow humbled and overwhelmed with joy to be so recognised.
“I can only attribute my appointment to hard work. I see it as a reward for hard work.
“The appointment will further ginger and spur me to work even harder to achieve positive results with the national team.
“I just worked for a season with a premier league side and here I am with a national team assignment.
“I’m more than ever determined to work even harder in the new role as assistant coach of Flying Eagles,” he said.
Bala said he is certainly going to learn a lot working with the experienced and seasoned drivers of the Flying Eagles assignment, coaches Paul Aigbogun and Abdul Maikaba.
“I know Paul Aigbogun as a gentleman, experienced, hard-working and tactically sound the same as Abdul Maikaba.
“I’m certainly going to learn a lot from them to ensure we achieve successes in our new assignment.
“We are going to bring new innovation into the team aimed at surpassing the side’s previous records.
“We are equal to the task and will not disappoint the NFF and Nigerians,” he told supersport.com.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
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