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Peterside to establish world-class football centre if elected NFF president

By Ernest Nzor, Abuja
03 September 2022   |   3:44 am
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and Media Officer, Peterside Idah, has promised to establish a world-class national football centre if he is elected Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president.

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Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and Media Officer, Peterside Idah, has promised to establish a world-class national football centre if he is elected Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president.

Idah said the country is at an interesting time in its football history, adding that it calls for ‘revolutionary’ decisions and solutions.

He said: “A revolution is coming to Nigerian football and that revolution can only be achieved when the Federation has an honest and upright leader. Integrity has always been a mantra for me, I will execute my responsibilities as president with probity and due diligence and ensure that as NFF executives, we are accountable to the millions of football-loving Nigerians, who want to see this Federation succeed. 

“If I become NFF president, I will propose and undertake to establish a world-class football centre at the national level, like Morocco’s Mohammed V1 football centre that features world-class equipment and accommodation designed to develop high-achieving football stars.” 

“Women’s football will be given the priority it deserves. I will work towards galvanising the women’s league by not only increasing the prize money for the eventual winners of the league but also actively seeking sponsorship for teams that are struggling to maintain their status in the league.” 

He noted Nigeria’s football history is either progressing from good to great or sliding back into mediocrity, saying, “with the right kind of interventions that I plan to put in place as president of the Federation, we will see the organisation of football in this country change dramatically for the better. 

“Our country has a rich history as a strong football nation and I aim to restore that pride and success, growing the game effectively at all levels, from youth/grassroots right up to the high performance, national team’s levels, for both men and women, while bringing back the passion, the support our beloved fans are known for and increase our fan base through innovative solutions.”