Former Stationery Stores star Adeyemi Adedeji has expressed delight at being named the new head coach of 3Liga side FC Witikon in Switzerland.
The Switzerland-based Nigerian coach, who recently resigned from his position as head coach of Gossau FC on mutual consent, was ecstatic about his new role, noting how difficult it was for African coaches to pen coaching deals in Europe.
“When many African coaches are struggling to seal new deals in European leagues, it’s a different story for me and I give God all the glory,” Adedeji, who was awarded best foreign attacking midfielder in New Delhi, India in 1999, said.
The 1998 Nigerian FA Cup winner and former U-17 and U-20 invitee is the first African to coach a team in Switzerland.
“I’m extremely excited to be appointed the head coach of the top-rated 3Liga side in the Switzerland league. It’s pretty difficult for a coach of African descent to get such a huge opportunity. A lot of applicants jostled for the job but in the end, I was privileged to seal the deal,” the former FC Dubendorf and FC Kloten Frauen trainer stated.
The 39-year-old UEFA B trainer was born in Lagos and won the Lagos Junior League in 2015 and 2017.