SHOULD HOME EAGLES MAR IT: NFF AND KESHI ARE TO BE BLAME- Gesinde

Gesinde Adedeji Amosa is one of the avid followers of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) he sees at least one league match in a week, he’s conversant with the local league scene, he keeps record of events, he’s well grounded when it comes to writing and talking about the local league to a large extent.

In this mouthwatering piece you are about to wet your appetite with, Fregene highlighted the reasons why CHAN EAGLES are putting up a disappointing performance at ongoing 2014 African Nations Championship and he believes NFF and Keshi are to be blame.

He began by saying” from my Crystal ball, before Nigeria crash out of this on going CHAN 2014, I want to emphatically say that our players lagged:the zeal, courage,coordination, suspect in defence because too much monies are bane of contest.

“If some will agreed with me by following me with their colossius eyes to see our league for good and better. I watched this CHAN matches with rapt attention to suggest how to fine-tuneĀ  GLO NIGERIA PREMIER LEAGUE and to retain the status as ‘Best Africa League’ as claimed from many quarters.The way and manner the Nigerian Champions emerged is our problem at the on going championship. Win at all cost by influential and financial muscle teams is deraliing the objectives of the sponsors of the league.

“Despite the fact that Nigeria beat Mozambique who remains as whipping team of our group, Mozambique still played better than those Super Bricklayers that we call footballers!

“Just from memorable lane , last football season ended with mixed feelings from different angles. Kwara United was adjudged as away team and Abubakar Bukola Saraki Team ABSFC was best coordinated and entaining team but alas, where are these teams? unknowingly for the teams they played to hand of football politics and money bags who want to win and play at all cost and play in continental football and let’s wait and see”said Fregene.

He continued “vewing Nigeria performances at on going Championship of African Nations in South Africa. Yes! Nigeria is attending this championship after missing out in last two editions but that’s not an excuse for our dismal performance because our league is adjudged as one of thebest league ( claimed by Unknown ).

“Nigeria senior Coach, Stephen Keshi and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Department are to be blamed because both are working based on Newspapers’ reports and Social Networks to select present home Eagles which suppose not to be if you will agree with me. At least in Kwara State that produced Two Premier League teams last season, 38 home matches both teams played at Kwara State Stadium, Yes 38 matches ! Neither Super Eagles Coaches nor NFF technical Committees are at Ilorin to watch any of top flight match, from the record available to me, NFF President and his team were in Ilorin when John Obuh’s Flying Eagles was seeking Africa qualification against Tanzania and South Africa.

He declares “for Nigeria home Eagles to be an Africa Champions, Match Fixing in our various centers should be stopped to allow true champion to emerged.

“Little wonder that Some money bag teams will ‘briefed’ match officials for begging penalty to safe their job and later running helter and skelter to pay match bonuses without a sweat from the players. Imagine this, this is another bane of our poor performances at this championship.

“Imaging this, let’s call a spade a spade, Nigerian coaches should be given term of reference before signing contractual papers If there is any and Nigeria Referee Association (NRA) should save our league for the betterment of this country and themselves. Just for once , our constitution should make it compulsory for corporate bodies to invest In Sports development and not football alone.

“Soon the Glo Nigeria Premier will kick off and problems will be brewing for Authenticity of LMC, NFA, NFF, NRA etc, let us take a clue from Ghana Glo Premier league or Tanzania Tigo Phone League and I hoped we shall be there one day” he concluded.

Au revoir!

The Eagles will be engaging the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a decisive African Nations Championship Group A final clash in Cape Town. The hosts are tied on four points on the log with Mali and only need a draw against newcomers Nigeria, who are third on the log with three points, to move to the quarterfinals.

Keshi sides face a must-win situation at the Athlone Stadium to book their place in the next stage of the competition, the home lads will be playing against a mammoth crowd with great intimidation from the South African Fans. Should they defeat the host and advance to the next level, then big boss will remain the chosen one to all soccer Fans in Nigeria.

GESINDE ADEDEJI AMOSA

A former National goalkeeper & a graduate of University of Ilorin with B.A Linguistics, Med Educational Administration & Planning from National Open University Of Nigeria and an Assistant Director, Office Of Head Of Service, Kwara State, also he’s season Lecturer specialised in Nigeria, African Literature and Communication Skills from some higher institutions in kw/state. A renown Social Network user specialised in Sports development and has travelled far and wide in his choosing careers.

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STONE, ICHULL, AKINBODE AND ILIYA GET PUBLICITY MANAGER

Three Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) players and one Nigeria National League (NNL) player now has a Publicity Manager who manages their media activities and projects them to Nigeria League Followers outside the shores of the Country.

The duo of former Abubarka Bukola Saraki Football Club (ABSFC) sensational players, Stone Evbuomwan, who recently teamed up with Dolphin Football Club of Port Harcourt, Ichull Lordson who is now enjoying life in the City of Warri with Warri Wolves, Iliya Jibo of Kaduna United and Akinbode Jelili who featured for Akwa Starlets in the NNL last season have employed one of the League veteran as their Publicist ahead of the new League season.

The Publicist who prefer to be anonymous disclosed to waleandsport.com that, having looked into the Nigeria League, he discovered that the major actors in the League are not known to their Fans both in and outside Nigeria and to prospective clubs outside the country who may want to employ their services , that a whole lot of them cannot attend to media men for interviews because they don’t know how to say what they have to say to the media making it imperative for someone to manage them hence his decision to work with Lordson, Stone, Iliya and Akinbode.

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Stone while speaking to waleandsport.com said; “I am excited with this development and I feel this is one of the things League players needed in promoting their game as they do the business on the pitch week in week out, it’s a great opportunity to have a Publicist and I will advice other players to be part of this new beginning because it will help them a lot,” the lanky Midfielder enthused.

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Lordson on the other hand believe that each sportsman needs publicity especially Nigeria League players, he opined that; “the English players are made famous through the media paparazzi they get in their country, and not because they are the best in sports, by this initiative and good performance from the players, then the sky will just be our starting point, we are talented in Nigeria but we lacked other thing that talent can do.

” I want to use this opportunity to thank the media houses, who made our league more interesting last season by reporting it to the public, we need the media more than they needed us and I believe they will continue to talk about us,” said the former ABS FC rookie who netted nine league goals last season.

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Akinbode also shared his thought and said; “I think this is what most Nigeria players are lacking, this is one of the things that makes the English football market so expensive, they always talk about their players performance on and off the pitch, I believe this great idea will not only project the players but it will also portray the league in a good light,” the Akwa Starlets Man-mountain told waleandsport.com

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Kaduna United winger, Iliya Jibo said getting a Publicist is not all that make a player great but good performance on the pitch and good morals off the pitch” a Publicist is an end to a means and not the means to an end, my performance as a player on the field of play and moral conducts off the field of play are what will make up to become a better player, although the media have their role to play, so I see this partnering as a welcome development” he concluded.