Friday, December 14, 2012

Nigerian Football Is Doomed –Sport Minister

SPORT Minister, Bolaji Abdulahi, predicts bleak future for Nigerian football if the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is not strong enough to resolve the crisis in the 

Nigeria Premier League  (NPL).
Last week, the Congress of the NPL tackled the board headlong, accusing the board of inactions and malpractices and set up an interim committee to oversee the NPL functions.

However, Abdulahi, in his message to the 68th session of the NFF’s Annual General Assembly  (AGS), held in Port Harcourt on Thursday, said Nigerian football will suffer as long as there is no peace in the organisation of the league.

“This crisis (in the NPL) will affect Nigerian football at all levels if it is not checked with immediate effect,’’ said Abdulahi, represented by former Secretary General, NFF, Bolaji Ojo-Oba.

He added that the NSC would only play an observatory role conceding the initiative to the NFF.
‘’ The league is the heart and soul of football in any


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