July 21, 2024

Football: Young Nigerian Coach, Omokhodion Set Sights on CAF, UEFA Licenses

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Precious Oham




Gerrisyn Omokhodion, who just graduated from NIS, with Advance Certificate Coaching and Training (Football) has set sights on CAF and UEFA licenses.


He is currently undergoing a coaching internship with newly formed Nigeria National League side, Inter Lagos FC.


Omokhodion, who played for Port Harcourt enterprising side, SKE FC said he was inspired to venture into coaching to help budding players in their career.


He referenced the likes of Pep Guardiola as his role model adding that he wants to aim higher in the coaching profession.


According to him; “For now, I will keep learning and gaining more experience, and also do other coaching certifications like CAF and UEFA.


“I really think I can make a positive change, and I’m very passionate about this Job. I want to help players grow, and make them achieve greater things. Also, I want to learn from the very best, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho inspired me a lot, and Coach Lucky as well.


“There an endless desire burning inside of me, each time I see the big coaches. I want to learn and do more. I want to make an impact too in the football world. Like I always say, there is no perfect way of playing footbal.”


Omokhodion played for the likes of Hollando Cootball Academy, captained Rivers United Feeders, SKE FC and represented Nigeria in the first Global Copa Coca-Cola championship in Brazil 2014.


During his stint as a player, he won the Port Harcourt League, and League Cup with SKE FC, Port Harcourt Town league and State Super League with Rivers United Feeders.

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