Sunday Oliseh Explains The Challenges Of Coaching In Europe [VIDEO]

first_imgFormer Super Eagles manager, Sunday Oliseh has taken time to explain some of the reasons why there are “few” African coaches in charge of European teams.43-year-old Oliseh, who resigned as Super Eagles coach barely eight months into his reign due to alleged breach of contract, is currently the head coach of Dutch second tier side Fortuna Sittard.Speaking to John Bennett of the BBC, Oliseh said: “There is a lot of responsibility because I fell I have to do well, It’s like a door opener for others who might come after,”“At least now we have a reference point because it was one of the problems I had when I was stepping in as a coach, I had no precedence,”Sunday Oliseh is one of only 3 African head coaches in European club football.I’ve been to meet him for @BBC_WF.— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) September 14, 2017“I can also understand why there are so many few of us, because of the fact that we also have to improve our own knowledge and our own presence in the game,”“It will be nice to have some Africans pick up the coaching courses and the UEFA badges because without that they will let you coach in Europe.” he concluded.The former Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, and Ajax midfielder is currently the only head coach from sub-Saharan Africa at a professional football club in Europe.Video Credit: – John BennettRelatedFortuna Sittard Vow To Take Legal Actions Against Oliseh As Dutch Club Deny ‘Illegal Practices’ AccusationFebruary 15, 2018In “Europe””I Will Never Abandon My Motherland” – Sunday Oliseh Backtracks After Fierce Backlash Over Vow Never To Coach Eagles AgainApril 16, 2020In “Featured”Sunday Oliseh: This Is The Time To Beat ArgentinaJune 25, 2018In “National Team”last_img read more

More than 100 mln euros given to NGOs

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The finance ministry in Greece has released details of the grants made by Hellenic Aid, its development aid agency, to nongovernmental organisations from 2000 to 2010.The data, provided in reply to a parliamentary question, shows that a total of €115.4m was paid to a total of 431 Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) over eleven years.The largest single annual grant was for 7.57million euros, made in 2006 while New Democracy was in power to Allilegii (Solidarity), an NGO run by the Church of Greece. Solidarity was shut down in 2010 after a church investigation revealed the abuse and mismanagement of funds.Solidarity was also the biggest recipient of funds, attracting a 23.12 million euros over six years, 5.3 million euros of which was subsequently returned.The second highest grant was for 4.44 million euros, paid in 2003 to the International Mine Initiative under a Pasok government. Last month, the former director of the now defunct NGO was remanded in custody by a prosecutor who was handed the results of a 20-month fraud investigation by the financial police into the organisation. The IMI was also the second highest beneficiary of Hellenic Aid funds, being awarded 8.95 million euros over five years.It was followed in third place by an organisation called European Perspective Development and Education Centre, which was run by Pantelis Sklias, which received 7.51 million euros over 11 years. According to its archived website, European Perspective had “regional support offices” in “Fyrom, Albania, Kosovo, Ecuador, Belize, and Dominica”. Among its main aims was the provision of “emergency humanitarian and food aid actions for developing countries and, in general, for any area on the planet needing aid”.Presenting the information to the Greek Parliament, deputy foreign minister Akis Gerontopoulos said the money went to a total of 732 development programmes, 198 of which are ongoing. Last month, Gerontopoulos confirmed that 118 of these ongoing programmes are being audited by certified public accountants, a process that the ministry expects will be completed completed by OctoberGerontopoulos said that Hellenic Aid does not fund NGOs per se but only developmental and humanitarian projects organised by them and which correspond to the country’s development and diplomatic policies.Source: enetenglishlast_img read more