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Nigeria’s ‘dead football’ can only be revived by quality leadership, says Chukwu

By Alex Monye
06 September 2022   |   2:30 am
Former Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu, has charged football stakeholders to elect credible leaders to the board of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) because that is the only way to correct the ills of the game.

Christian Chukwu

Former Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu, has charged football stakeholders to elect credible leaders to the board of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) because that is the only way to correct the ills of the game.

Speaking in the wake of Super Eagles Team B’s ouster from the African Nations Championship (CHAN) by Ghana at the weekend, Chukwu said that the result as given more insight that the nation’s football is in total disarray.

He maintained that if urgent measures were not adopted to set things in the right way, the country would continue to drop.

“The Super Eagles Team A missed out from the World Cup following a defeat by Ghana; now the Team B has also suffered the same fate in the hands of the same Ghana in CHAN qualifiers.

“This clearly shows Nigerian football is in a big problem as we speak. I don’t understand what the problem with the team is; if it is administrative, coaching or team selection issues, because I am not with the team.

“But my advice is for stakeholders to elect experienced football administrators to come and save Nigerian football. It is a big embarrassment that the country cannot book tickets this year for two major championships.

“If things are not handled right, Nigerian football will not come out of this situation,” he said.

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