Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has advised Joseph Yobo to get a coaching licence if he must succeed as a coach.
“The NFF has the right to pick one assistant coach for my staff, so they are the ones to communicate the reasons for the appointment, not myself,” Rohr told BBC journalist Osasu Obayiuwana.
“I was informed by Amaju Pinnick, in a telephone call, before it was made public.
“I have the responsibility to develop coaches from Nigeria as agreed with NFF. I am more than happy to do that.
“Joseph (Yobo) is welcome to the team, of course. I have heard that he has no coaching diplomas, so I will talk to him, about this.
“If what I have heard is correct, I will tell Yobo that he needs to do the training required, to grow as a coach.”
The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed the appointment of the former Eagles captain on Wednesday as an assistant coach of the national team, replacing Imama Amapakabo.
However, Rohr had queried Amapakabo”s removal, but stated that the NFF had the right to make such decisions.
“I don’t know why Amapakabo has been removed. I worked very well with him. He did a very good job with me.
“I regret his departure. But since the NFF has the right to take this decision, there is nothing that I can do about it.”