Coach Ogbede: The synergy between Mr Mike Idoko and I


The Technical Adviser of Lobi stars of Markudi, Coach Solomon Ogbede who is known over time for rich pedigree in the Nigerian football, Spoke exclusively to on his pre-season strides so far for the CAF champions League and his relationship which the chairman of the Club which went on to say.




We are preparing very well, just like we did last year, have being in this very battle in South West Ijegbu ode , for about three weeks now.

We are trying to put our house together because we know what it takes to play in the champions league and we seriously preparing toward it.
We know it’s hard job, but we are well equipped for it .

Talking about the high point of my career, for me is not winning the 2018 NPFL league title only , but on the performance ratings of those that served under my tutelage as coach then.

Looking at the likes of Gbenga Ogunbote the head coach of Rangers Int’l winner of the 2018 Aiteo cup who was then my assistant in sunshine stars of Akure ,former plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye, super Eagles assistant coach Imama Amapakabo , Davison Owowunmi the chairman of Rangers Int’l was my player during his playing days and few other coaches .

When i see them at the dug out, i am always highly impressed with their performance because it speaks volume to my career.

Because they all in one way or the other past through my watchful eyes then.
And these is what gives me so much joy and happiness in my career and it has being also being my motivation for quite some time.

Regarding my relationship with the chairman of Lobi stars of Markudi Mr. Mike Idoko .

I must say Every chairman of a club is always wanting the coach to win and bring back trophies back home which Mr Mike Idoko is not an exception to such perception.

The chairman always wants to be in the know of everything that happens within the technical arena even though he is an administrator

As a coach you have to always carry your chairman along for him to be in the picture what’s happening which i am of the believe that no man is a sole custodian of knowledge.

You make him know what you want to do, how you want to go about it and why you are doing it, when you’re able to communicate your strategies effectively to him, he will definitely see no reason why he should not support your good strides.

Sometimes in this job we encounter failure as a coach no doubt about that.

Why i and chairman synergy has been so cordial is because before a match is play i try to give him genuine reason why i need to use certain players in a match.

I always allow him have an input too in the technical side, though i have more of the say because i am the technical adviser to the club.

I have also learnt from some of my mentors people like Alabi who tells me when you make a team and someone is always objecting regularly to one player which means your team is ninety nine percent good .

and if it works for you its to your glory, if you fail to its too your own glory but negatively, as a coach you have to be tactical with advises given , so that there will be no blame at the end of your job.


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