Saturday, 28 November 2015


Nigerian Premier League in the days of the old after its establishment in 1900 was a hot cake when great players like Emmanuel Okala, Best Ogedengbe, Peter Rufai and Ike Shorunmu, Sam Ojebode, Christian Chukwu, Kadiri Ikhana, Okey Isama, Adokiye Amiesimaka, Mudashir Laawal, Aloysius Atuegbu,   Segun Odegbami, Victor Ezeji, Rashidi Yekini. These great players were key in the success of our national team in the international stage. Godfrey Oboabona, Peter Odemwingie, Efe Ambrose, Elderson Echiejille, Brown Ideye were also products of the Nigerian Premier League. As time evolves, we as human beings are to move forward as time does. However, the evolution of time has not had an effect in our football league. Despite the great talent we have in abundance in Nigeria who do not play in leagues in Nigeria but prefer to seek for adventures abroad. Everyday, I take a walk down my street in the evening, I see good players having fun on the football field. Do our league football teams have scouts who are sent to search for players on the street? Do are league football teams have academics that bring in young players and develop them and are giving opportunities to play in the first teams? How good are the facilities and structures of our soccer stadiums? Is quite not good. We do need more sponsors in the Nigerian league. We also need support the from the different State governments the different teams are from. Private companies as well as wealthy individuals should be encouraged to partake in the development of our national league football. Finally, are league matches are not broadcasted more often. If I cannot view the league matches on the television set or even listen to the commentaries on the radio set, then I wont know how good the leagues or even become encouraged to follow the league.
I do hope this message goes a long way in attracting positive changes in the Nigerian league. 

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