NPFL Pre-season: Eguma returns to coaching school

In preparation for what promise to be a challenging season both in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and the CAF Champions League, Rivers United’s technical manager, Stanley Eguma is currently in Serbia for an intensive course on modern coaching methodology.

Eguma is reportedly within the storied walls of Savski venac, home of 26-time Serbian champions, Fudbalski klub (FK) Partizan as a second leg of his training tour.

His busy summer first took him to Spain for a similar exercise and he sees his current course in Serbia as the icing on the cake of an already impressive coaching career.

“First, I want to thank the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike for making this possible.

“I am currently on the second phase of my intensive coaching programme in Europe which commenced in Spain.

“I have learned a lot in these last two weeks in the areas of tactics, psychology and managing crisis situations around a football club.

“Players of Rivers United have also benefitted (from this project) as they were exposed to state-of-the art facilities during their pre-season preparations in Spain.

“Now, we must strive to justify this investment on the football club by delivering on the pitch,” Eguma told the club’s official website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng, as Rivers United prepares to represent Nigeria in the 2017 CAF Champions League.

The experienced trainer is hugely successful, having won the Nigeria Professional Football (NPFL) and Federation Cup titles in the past.

He was also part of Enyimba’s technical crew that led the ‘People’s Elephant’ to Caf Champions League success for the first time in 2003.

His winning mentality has been transferred to his current employers, Rivers United, a side he has steered to Caf Champions League qualification and the NPFL Super 4 title, less than ten months after the club was born.


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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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