Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Good Ridance to Bad Football

And the Super Eagles crashed out the world cup. Not only that, but with one of the worst performances; loosing to Argentina and Greece, then drawing Korea. There's no need for one to go through the whole charade again, but the developments after the crash is worth discussing.

The move to withdraw Nigeria from all FIFA organized competitions was just the only way to get their attention, cos the normal threat of 'Banning cos of government intervention' would have filled the air again.

Now that the sanitation process has started, let the exercise be wholesome. It would be a fruitless campaign to fill old wine into new bottles. The committee set up by Jonathan is okay, but they should be given a free hand to work. I also believe that the advice of Chief Oyuki Obaseki on dissolving the whole NFF board should be adhered to; what's the use impeaching only 3, when the whole system is rotten?

Finally, Nigeria does not need foreigners of any kind to manage its football; either as administrators or coaches. We all know who is best to fill the shoes of Super Eagles coach. Moreover, a body of ex-professionals should be set up, and they should be the ones to manage Nigerian football. And to finalize things, we should look for ways to bring in corporate sponsorship into our football. These are the ways forward for Nigeria's football

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