Peter Ijeh acquires Uefa coaching licence

The former Julius Berger striker is set to take up coaching after he hung his boots last year
Former NITEL and Julius Berger striker, Peter Ijeh has turned into a coach after he retired from active football last year.

Ijeh whose last club was Gais in Sweden acquired a Uefa coaching licence and says he is ready to begin to impact young players who want to make a career in football.

Ijeh started his professional career with Malmo and played a leading role in the dominance of the club in the Swedish League.

He informed Goal that the reason for going into coaching is because he wants to give back to football what he gained from it.

"I retired last year and my last club was Gais in Sweden. I did my best in all the clubs I played for including NITEL and Julius Berger," Ijeh told Goal.

"I played with all my heart and was committed to the game. And when it was time for me to retire, I considered all options left for me and said I will go into coaching.

"That was how I enrolled in a school and today I have Uefa licences and can boldly say I am ready to start work as a coach.

"The fact that I played at home and abroad has given me the confidence that I can also contribute my quota to improving the standard of the game all over the world," he said.