Inyama Flays Slow Pace Of Football In Nigeria
Board member of Nigerian football federation (NFF) has raised an alarm over the slow pace of development of the game in the country, saying that if the trend is not urgently addressed it portends a bleak future.
Chairman of the Nigerian National League, NNL, also lamented that football has not grown in the past years as it ought to have, because Nigerian football has not had a new major sponsor in five years.
According to Inyama, while featuring on a Lagos radio on Saturday, “if the monies are not coming in, then the tools to grow the game are missing.”
He further revealed that NFF is suffering from the bad reputation it has endured in the past, citing the war that nearly consumed it.
He lamented that the war still haunts the NFF like the plague.
A major crisis rocked Nigerian football in the wake of dismal outing of the senior team, Super Eagles at the last FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The crisis, which started in July, 2014, nearly attracted FIFA ban on Nigeria but claimed the head of the President of the NFF, Aminu Maigari and a new election that brought Amaju Pinnick into power.
Meanwhile, former Super Falcons coach, Rolandson Odey, believes the NFF is complicit in the Falcons’ poor performance at the 2015 All Africa Games and must wake up to its responsibility.
The Nigerian female senior team coached by Chris Danjuma lost in the bronze medal match to Ivory Coast-second time the Ivorians would defeat Nigeria in the competition-on Friday to finish the championship on a disappointing note.