Connect with us

Sports

More Knocks For NPL

Published

on

The decision by the Minister of Sports and chairman of the
National Sports Commission, NSC, Bolaji Abdullahi to postpone the commencement
of the 2012/2013 Premier League season is getting backing.

The former Kwara State Governor and proprietor of NPL side
ABS FC, Bukola Saraki has thrown his weight behind the decision of the Sports
Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi to indefinitely postpone the commencement of the
2012/13 Nigeria Premier League season pending the resolution of issues relating
to title sponsorship, television rights and other lingering matters.

The current serving Senator lauded the decision and opined
that the Minister’s intervention would have a long term progressive effect on
Nigerian football.

In his words: “The decision to put the League on hold by the
Minister until all contentious issues are resolved is the best thing that has
happened to our football in recent time.

“As a stakeholder, I can tell Nigerians that despite
increase in funding, there has been no corresponding improvement.

in the league.

“What we have now is a badly run League where the title goes
to the highest bidder. It is a league where the administrators are feeding fat
while the players and clubs suffer in the midst of plenty.”

He further the blamed mal-administration of the League for
the stagnation of its development. “Most of the people managing our league do
not have what it takes to run football today; the standard of managers and
administrators of our league is very low.”

Continue Reading

Sports

Infantino Reveals How Nigeria Can Host FIFA Competitions

Published

on

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino last Thursday, in Abuja, revealed how Nigeria can be made a destination for top Grade A football matches and FIFA competitions.
Infantino gave the insight when the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare took him on a tour of the renovated main bowl of the MoshoodAbiola National Stadium.
The FIFA boss, who was visibly happy with the re-grassed pitch at the stadium, said well-maintained stadia with good pitches were key to hosting grade A matches.
He said FIFA was ready to work more closely with Nigeria to develop the game and host more grade A matches in the country.
“We (FIFA) have to make sure when a country, when a government with the President, the minister and private persons are investing in football, in stadia, we work with them to give something back.
“It’s obvious that stadiums like this (MoshoodAbiola stadium) and others in Nigeria deserve the best quality games.
“They deserve top national team games, top club games and it’s not just about Nigerian football or African football, it’s about global football.
“We are working together to see what kind of new opportunities, competitions we can bring for men and women to fill this stadium and make the heart of the stadium beat for the fantastic spectacle that all of the Nigerian love, which is football,” he said.
Earlier, the minister said the Federal Government will continue to invest in sports development and facilities.
Tidesports source reports that the FIFA President, in the company of the minister, had earlier visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Statehouse, as part of his engagement.

Continue Reading

Sports

Why NFF Must Offset Rohr’s Salaries, Bonuses  – Aikhomogbe

Published

on

Former Nigerian goal keeper, Andrew Aikhomogbe has called on the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to resolve every outstanding salaries and bonuses owed to the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr before the next World Cup qualifiers against Central Africa Republic (CAR).
Aikhomogbe made this known on the backdrop of the football body’s recent deal with Baba Ijebu.
Although the financial details of the deal was not disclosed, Aikhomogbe in an interview with Newsmen from his base in Cairo, Egypt, stated that the NFF should use this platform to offset Rohr’s salaries and bonuses.
“It’s a big delight to know that the Nigeria Football Federation have signed a deal with Baba Ijebu and this will serve as an opportunity for them to use part of the money to pay Rohr’s salaries and bonuses.
“There is no better time to motivate him than now before Nigeria’s next 2022 World Cup qualifiers against the Central Africa Republic (CAR) on October,” he said.

Continue Reading

Sports

Enyimba Players Vow To Support  Finidi

Published

on

Enyimba FC Goalkeeper, John Noble has stated that the players of the People’s Elephants will be key to the success of the newly appointed coach of the team, Finidi George.
Finidi, signed a two-year deal with Enyimba and oversaw his first full training session with the team on Thursday after a cameo appearance on Wednesday.
Speaking in a chat with Tidesports source, Noble  gave his assessment of the coach in his first session under the manager and believes the former Super Eagles winger has what it takes to lead the team to the next level.
He added that the Enyimba players will be the ones to hand Finidi George his success at the club.

Continue Reading

Trending