Ex-Eagles Vow To Take Over NFF

•L-R: Chief Segun Odegbami (MON), Stanley Okoronkwo and Victor Ikpeba during the press briefing by former Nigerian Internationals on NFF election in Lagos yesterday.

Former Nigerian internationals have declared their intention to take over the administration of football in Nigeria.

•L-R: Chief Segun Odegbami (MON), Stanley Okoronkwo and Victor Ikpeba during the press briefing by former Nigerian Internationals on NFF election in Lagos yesterday.

The ex-Super Eagles stars, who addressed the press yesterday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria are of the opinion that it is time they took part in the running of the round leather game in the country. They said there is need for them to speak with one voice and ensure some of their colleague are on board of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in the coming election, which is scheduled to hold this month in Abuja.

The ex-internationals vowed to employ everything within their disposal to achieve their goal by winning most seats on the board of the NFF in the election.

While unveiling their candidates for the election, Victor Nosa Ikpeba, (MON) said the ex-Eagles could not continue to sit back and watch the rot in  country’s football without taking any action to stop it. He said posterity will judge them if they did not act now.

The former African Footballer of the Year award winner stated that it is time all genuine stakeholders of the game rose up to take the bull by the horn by rescuing the game from the “cabal” that have been milking Nigerian football for long.

Prince of Monaco, as he is fondly called during his playing days, disclosed that the theme for the press briefing “Time For Change” is to tell Nigerians that former internationals are ready for the change that will see Nigerian football getting its freedom from the “cabal”

He noted that since 2000, things have really gone from bad to worse to such an extent that Nigerian football is now in the doldrums.

The candidates  are ‘Chairman’   Christian Chukwu (MON), who was absent at the event. He is contesting for a seat on the board of NFF from Enugu State in the South East Zone. Current General Manager of Shooting Stars Sports Club, 3SC, of Ibadan, Mutiu Adepoju wants to be on the board from the South West Zone.

Former Super Eagles’ captain, Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha (MON), is from Delta State (South-South Zone)  and Chief Olusegun Odegbemi (MON), is gunning for the Presidency of the NFF. He is from Ogun State in the South West Zone.

—Wale   Joseph

3 COMMENTS

  1. I like the mindset. But as far as Okocha is concern, he can represent Enugu state and not Delta state. He has not contributed anything to Delta to warrant him representing Delta. The same goes to all the former stars who when they were on top and making money never bothered to develop their contituency. Now the coins is no more coming in from big european clubs and someone wants to be paid.

  2. nothing will change with all thw corruption in the air. don’t be deceived by these ‘stars’. they are in it for their stomaches, can’t u see how lean and hungry they look?

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