Olawale Disu, son of former Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, technical director, Tunde Disu, has said his dream is to win the world cup for Nigeria someday.
Disu said in a recent interview that he hopes to become the coach of the Super Eagles with the aim of winning the prestigious diadem in the future.
The Spanish trained modern football tactician also said that the Nigeria Football Federation needs to embrace modern football style, adding that his intention is to introduce new approaches to the business of football in Nigerian.
“When I’m done with my courses here, I will need to introduce few things to NFF in order to change our approaches in terms of modern football business.
“Our approaches to games are different because there is more to show to the world than what we are doing now,” he said.
Currently the coach of Polo Football Club, which has produced international stars likes James Adeniyi, Henry Oyenkuru, Suliamon Towobola and Sunday Abalo, he also expressed optimism that the Super Eagles team will qualify for the 2019 AFCON holding in Cameroon.
According to him, the inclusion of some young A-list players to the Super Eagles team, will surely propel the team very well, especially with players like Henry Oyenkuru, Simone Moses, Ahmed Musa, among others.
“They will perform very well, a lot of young and talented players have been invited to the team and this shows that the team is on course”, he said.
Being a coach’s son, he further stated, has exposed him to the modalities of football, and this has prompted him to have his own football club in Surulere, Lagos.
“I hail from a small community Itire/Ikate in Surulere, and street football is all we do. We are so blessed with young and talented players.
“The likes of Henry Oyenkuru, Onuwa Ekwe of MFM, among others, emanated from Surulere. We all played in community football competition named Fashola’s Cup, a competition that paved way for these players.
In their family, he explained, Football is all they do. “From my dad, coach Olatunde Disu (OFR) down to my brothers, Tajudeen Disu, Akeem Disu and so on, we all enjoy the passion.
However, coming back to Nigeria soon, he said he hopes to develop grassroots football in Surulere.
“It's been long way. When I was in Nigeria, I had the opportunity and the exposure to fully participate in street football, which I will definitely continue when I return in order to develop grassroots football in Surulere.
By Tony Nwanne