President of the Nigeria Soccer Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau on Monday charged chairmen and members of the newly-constituted Boards of the Nigeria Nationwide League, Nigeria Nation-Large League One and the Nigeria Girls Soccer League to give you possible plans and advertising and marketing methods that may take Nigeria’s home soccer to new heights.
On the inauguration of the Boards contained in the Convention Room of the NFF on Monday afternoon, Gusau additionally warned that the boards ought to have clear plans on methods to maintain group of matches and usually fulfil its obligations earlier than the graduation of any season.
“Now we have picked women and men of excessive calibre, integrity and drive so as that we’ll have sustainable Leagues. We don’t need a state of affairs whereby a league will get to the center of the season and be saying there is no such thing as a longer cash to run its programmes. We imagine we’ve got, within the new boards, women and men who can flip issues round.
“I’m certainly blissful to be right here performing this motion this afternoon, at a time and interval that our home soccer is gaining contemporary momentum due to the spectacular group of the Nigeria Premier Soccer League within the recently-concluded season, and in addition the color, razzmatazz and optimistic vibes from the Tremendous 6 of the NPFL, the NWFL and the NNL, and the pre-season Tremendous 8 Event that ended in Lagos on the weekend
“Subsequently, the duty of the brand new Boards of the completely different Leagues is to make sure that the momentum shouldn’t be solely sustained, however drastically enhanced in an effort to take Nigeria home soccer to new heights of excellence.”
The NFF supremo insisted that the Leagues are the drivers of the home recreation, and should do the job of reworking the sport of soccer in Nigeria to a sturdy and worthwhile enterprise.
“The Nigeria Soccer Federation is set that our soccer ought to be developed from the grassroots, with a lot deal with younger gamers, younger referees and younger coaches. Whereas we are going to put up the insurance policies, the Boards of the Leagues must put within the power and drive to implement these insurance policies and usually enhance the lot of the home recreation.
“Final yr, the Federal Authorities promoted sports activities from the class of recreation to enterprise. Soccer is subsequently massive enterprise, and we should begin to deal with it as such. You all have the duty to develop workable advertising and marketing methods and media plans to construct viable merchandise of the NNL, NWFL and the NLO.”
Responding, His Excellency Silas Agara, Mr. George Aluo and Ms Nkechi Obi all promised to work with their numerous board members to attain a optimistic turnaround of the state of Nigeria’s home recreation.
Additionally on the event have been Rt. Hon. Nse Essien (Member, NFF Government Committee); Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme (Deputy Basic Secretary); Coach Augustine Eguavoen (Technical Director); Mr. Ademola Olajire (Director of Communications); Dr. Robinson Okosun (Deputy Director, Technical); Dr. Ayo Abdulrahaman (Deputy Director, Competitions); Mr Ali Abubakar Muhammad (Head of Member Associations) and; Mr. Barnabas Joro (Head of Protocol). There have been additionally the chief working officers of the Leagues: Mr. Emmanuel Adesanya (NNL); Ms Modupe Shabi (NWFL) and; Mr. Sola Ogunnowo (NLO).
NIGERIA NATIONAL LEAGUE: Mr. George Aluo (Chairman); Hon. Khamisu Ahmed Mailantarki (Vice Chairman); Mr. Yakubu Sarma (Member); Mallam Sani Mohammed (Member); Dr. Donald Ikpe (Member); Chief Joseph Uzoma Ebowusim (Member); Chief Dotun Sanusi (Member); Mr. Emmanuel Attah (CEO).
NIGERIA NATION-WIDE LEAGUE ONE: Hon. Silas Agara (Chairman); Mr. Adeoye Adepeju (Vice Chairman); Mallam Sabo Abdullahi Dutse (Member); Mr. Ogheneochuko Ambakaderemo (Member); Mr. Tunji Onatolu (Member); Barr. Bucknor Akintade (Member); Alhaji Salisu Ibrahim (Member); Mallam Hassan Abdullahi Garo (CEO).
NIGERIA WOMEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Ms Nkechi Nneka Obi (Chairman); Hajiya Hussaina Suleman (Vice Chairman); Alhaja Rukayat Lola Alaya (Member); FIFA Hadiza Musa (Member); Mr. Ayodele Thomas (Member); Ms Henrietta Ehiobor (Member); Mr. Danny Nazzal (Member).