In line with modern-day coaching techniques, major teams, including national teams and even developmental and age grade levels in the game are now engaging in the use of technology to enhance achieving results in football. If any team wants to measure up in the world of football, some of these definitely should be looked into. The use of Technology is bringing results to teams these days.
One such example is the team that defeated the Falconets of Nigeria, the Netherlands. One major aspect of technological coaching now is the office of a video analyst. The video analyst is a member of the coaching crew and he assists the coach to analyze the upcoming opponent. This includes analyzing their strength and weaknesses to maximize the chances of their team winning the next game. The performance analyst, on the other hand, assesses his own team’s performance with the aid of technology.
Things may have been a little different in Costa Rica if Nigeria had got a video analyst or a performance analyst as the Netherlands had. According to former assistant Super Falcons coach, Mansur Abdullahi, the absence of video analysts in our youth teams may be costing us a lot in the game already. “We must move technologically. Nigeria is behind in technology, in fact, Africa in general. If you watch the game against the Netherlands, you will see a man coming down to meet the head coach of the Netherlands. That man is the video analyst and performance analyst. The girls are talented.
The coaches cannot do more than they are able to do at that time. We need video and performance analysts and these people contribute to the success of a team.” The Falconets had .ed the final of the U-20 on two occasions but had never become champions. All hopes were dashed as the Europeans who came second in their group sent the Falconets with maximum points packing from the World Female Youth Championship as they lost in a disappointing 2-0 score line.