December 2, 2022

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NFF lections: Idah, Gusau, Yola roll out agenda to rework Nigerian soccer 


Forward of the September 30, 2022 elective congress of the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) in Benin, Edo state, presidential aspirants have been rolling out their programmes of how they are going to repair the nation’s  soccer and make it an enviable one.

Three of the aspirants – former ex-international, Peterside Idah, NFF govt board member, Ibrahim Gusau, and Chief of Employees to the Minister of Youth and Sports activities improvement, Alhaji Abba Yola,  in several fora Wednesday in Abuja unveiled their motion plans on easy methods to remodel and re-engineer the federation to the optimum degree.

At his declaration of his intent held on the Nicon Luxurious Lodge, Abuja, Peterside ldah disclosed he’s coming to develop soccer from the grassroots.

Idah insisted that “it’s all about altering Nigerian soccer and he’ll try this with out discriminating and he’ll take the administration of soccer to the assorted State FA’s with out the Chairmen working to Abuja.

He added he’ll carry all people alongside and alter the face of the game. 

“I’ll shake the desk. I’ll scrutinise the referees. I don’t care if l’m impeached however l will cease all of the injustice in officiating.

“We shall be explicit about officiating. Any referee that doesn’t stay to expectation shall be suspended,” Idah mentioned.

On his personal, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau who additionally double because the Zamfara state FA chairman opined that he’ll priotize the NPFL, NNL, NLO and the NWFL. 

In response to him, “Rebuilding and rejuvenating our home league is prime on our agenda when elected into workplace.

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“The NPFL, NNL , NLO and the NWFL for ladies league are keys within the progress of Nigeria Soccer.

“If our leagues are vibrant, I  consider the successes will mirror on the performances of  our nationwide groups.

“And for us to have sturdy nationwide groups, each female and male, we’ve to deal with grassroot soccer which is the breeding floor for a greater league.” 

He additional added age grade nationwide groups shall be given essential consideration as that may go a good distance making the senior nationwide groups, Tremendous Eagles and the Tremendous Falcons world beaters.  

“One other space our administration will deal with is age grade soccer,  for our nationwide groups to prosper, the male  U17, U20, U23 and their feminine counterparts shall be given all essential consideration.” 

” The senior nationwide groups, Tremendous Eagles and Tremendous Falcons will certainly get  higher if our cadet nationwide groups are sturdy,” he mentioned.

Declaring his intent to run too, Alhaji Abba Yola promised to proper all of the wrongs in Nigeria soccer promising to restructure and re-engineers all side of the sport to make it extra vibrant.

Former NFA chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, was the chairman of the event and it attracted nearly who’s who within the nation’s soccer with the presence of NFF 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwumi, 2nd Vice  President Mallam Shehu Dikko, a number of congressmen and different stakeholders.