The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that coaches without the licence of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will not be allowed to handle league clubs next season.

This directive was revealed by the chairman of the League Management Company (LMC) organisers of the Nigeria Professional Football League and the first vice-president of the NFF, Shehu Dikko on Thursday, November 19 at the ongoing CAF B-Licence coaching course.

While declaring the two-week course open, Dikko disclosed that only CAF licensed coaches would be allowed to handle on the bench of top clubs from next season.

“We are now ready to implement all aspects of Club Licensing provisions, including that which forbids coaches without CAF Licence working with top tier clubs,” Dikko is quoted to by the NFF official website.

“As from next season, coaches without the B-Licence will not be able to sit on the bench as head coaches of NPFL teams.

“Those who do not have a minimum of C-Licence cannot be assistant coaches. We will start from there and go higher in the years to come.”

The two-week course is being attended by a host of former and present coaches of the national teams, coaches of NPFL sides and also ex-Nigeria internationals.