Are Players or Coach More Responsible for a Team Success?

Whether teams win or lose, people want to know who is responsible. The media want to talk to the players who were responsible for scoring … Continue reading Are Players or Coach More Responsible for a Team Success?


FIFA ranks Nigeria low, Zambia high

Whether teams win or lose, people want to know who is responsible.

The media want to talk to the players who were responsible for scoring the winning goal, the winning try, the incredible touchdown that won the game or the unbelievable conversion kicked from the sideline.

FIFA ranks Nigeria low, Zambia high

The media want to talk to the coach and ask why the team lose and to find out who was responsible for the lack of effort, lack of energy, poor execution of team strategies, poor skill execution under pressure, the missed tackle and the blown opportunity.

More often than not, during a competition, people aim to pin responsibility for the team’s poor record on one person, one system, one coach, one player, one aspect of preparation and so on.

Professional football is about responsibility. Therefore, in this debate, sport analysts – Ekene Enechukwu and Zuby Mgbehoma – join Ken Ochonogor to examine where the buck stops when a team succeeds or fails.