Former Chairman of the NFF Technical Committee, Barr. Chris Green has harped on the need for the football authorities in the country to take urgent steps that will return Nigeria football to the point of envy by other African nations and the world as large.
The Special Adviser to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Real Madrid Academy made this suggestions this Friday, while being a guest on a session for Nigeria Sport Mouthpiece, the biggest WhatsApp platform dedicated to Nigeria football.
“The way forward for Nigeria Football after this lock down or coronavirus is for our football bosses to take stock of everything and evaluate them”, Barr. Chris said.
“Draw a robust plan that will help speedy development of the game. There must be division of labour and no over lapping of responsibility”.
“The Premier league head must pay absolute attention to his primary assignment of growing the league and less visible with the affairs of the Nff for optimum results”.
“We need sponsors, we need the league matches back on TV, we need players to be well remunerated and on time, we need first class stadia and facilities, we need medical equipment etc and we need prize money”., he stated further
“Women football should be given equal attention as well as the age grade teams. Coaches must be chosen devoid of sentiments”
“Journalists as the mirror should also play their role. We should have a generational change and get the best to do assignments”.
“There must be proper funding and no interference with the working of the Nff. Those holding position must deliver on their mandate”.
“Journalists should interview them one by one and see their capacities. Administors must attend trainings like technical staff. It’s a long road. We must think outside the box”, He concluded.
Barr. Chris Green was a former Nigeria Football Federation, NFF board members and Chairman, Technical Committee.