NFF Advises Young Athletes Against Social Vices


The General Secretary, Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF), Dr Mohammed Sanusi, has called on aspiring young sportsmen and women to shun social vices.
He also advised that the young ones should endeavour to combine their craft with education in order to make it to the top.
Sanusi’s admonition is contained in a statement by NFF’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire in Lagos.
Sanusi was quoted while addressing players and Coach of Lagos-based Ambassadors Football Academy who paid him a courtesy visit at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja.
“The seasoned sports administrator affirmed that keeping clear of vices such as smoking, drinking and gangsterism ultimately helps in moulding a successful career in sport.
“Education will definitely impact on the tenor of a career in sport and keeps the athlete going in a good way after retirement, either as a result of injury, loss of form or age.
“Anytime I have the opportunity, I always counsel young athletes against indulgence in social vices like drinking, smoking, womanising and other unsavoury vices.
“These vices kill a sporting career quickly, and no matter how talented, such a person is doomed,’’ Sanusi said in the statement.