The Sports Bay

Nigeria Football League

We Don’t Have Professional Football Clubs In Nigeria – Onigbinde

Former Head Coach of the Super Eagles, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde has declared that there is no truly ‘professional’ football club in the Nigerian League.

Onigbinde gave the damning verdict during an appearance on a radio programme monitored in Abuja in which he opined that going by the FIFA standard, “there is no Nigerian team that has a management that is elected”.

The former Fifa and Caf Instructor went further to explain that a major shortcoming of NPFL sides is that they have refused to be organized and run professionally like their counterparts in other parts of the globe, Vanguard writes.

“The truth is that in the real sense of the word there is no professional club in Nigeria,” the Modakeke chief stated.

“What FIFA recommends is that the management board of the clubs must be elected but you and I know that here they were all appointed. Secondly, do they have any strong youth teams? You know the answer.

“Clubs in Nigeria are operating like parastatals of government and that is why instead of investing to develop the game everybody is rather interested in what they will benefit personally.”

Onigbinde’s assertion comes after Nigeria’s representatives in the Caf Champions League –Enugu Rangers and Rivers United – were eliminated in the qualification phase, with the danger of reduced slots for the country next season.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Popular

The SportsBay is a sports news digital magazine dedicated to bringing our growing local and international audience premium content in the world of sports. The desire to enrich and update our readers is one of the factors having this site up. Our goal is to fill that gap and keep readers and followers abreast with cutting-edge content.

Football Data

Latest soccer scores info. Football results, table & fixtures being loaded.

To Top
%d bloggers like this: