Japanese Club Appoints Nigeria Tactician Obalola As Head Coach

Japan-based Nigerian coach, Bolarinwa Obalola also known as Kobayashi continued to make headlines in football both in Asia and Nigeria.

Despite living in Japan, Obalola has been popular among the grassroots coaches in South-West Nigeria following series of online coaching courses he has organised for aspiring gaffers.

To take his career to the next level, he was announced as the new Head Coach of Tokyo based team Zion FC on Thursday.

“Notice of appointment of Mr Kobayashi Bolarinwa as top team manager

We would like to inform you that Obalola Kobayashi has been appointed as the manager of the top team,” the club confirmed.

The former Shooting Stars legend very rich credentials helped to secure the much-coveted appointment as he has:

︎UEFA Official UEFA Professional License
2011: International Coach Association License America (ICA)
2011: Bronze Coaching fitness condition License -USA.
2017: Japan Football Association(JFA) Coaching License

Zion FC is a club in the Tokyo League One and presently placed second on the table.

Obalola is expected to resume work with the team with immediate effect as the club didn’t want to leave any vacuum.


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