The Nigeria Coaches Association (NCA) has paid glowing tribute to former Super Eagles coach Paul Hamilton, who passed on this week after illness, while lamenting how he was neglected by the authorities.
In a statement signed by NCA general secretary, Solomon Ogbeide, on behalf of the president, Ladan Bosso, the association lamented that “Wonder Boy”, as Hamilton was called in his playing days, didn’t deserve the kind of treatment meted to him by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“We want to use this medium to commiserate with his family and to tell them to take solace in the laudable good deed of their father. Hamilton did not deserve the kind of treatment meted to him in the twilight of his old age. He was practically abandoned by the NFF without recourse to his contributions to the game,” Ogbeiede lamented.
“He not only played for the national team, he also coached the team but he was left to suffer to the extent that he was bedridden for years. We pray for the repose of his soul.”
Former international ‘Wonder Boy’ Paul Hamilton handled various national teams including the Super Eagles, Super Falcons and the Flying Eagles.