Why the NFF can’t improve Nigerian soccer, according to Churchill Oliseh

According to Churchill Oliseh, a sports commentator, there are too many obstacles in the way of the Nigerian Football Federation’s ability to grow football in the nation (NFF).

He predicted that the issue would not be resolved until a solid regulatory framework and structure are in place.

The views were made public by Oliseh on Friday in Osogbo at the interactive monthly stakeholders forum of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).

According to Oliseh, the NFF has been treating the symptoms of the illness rather than the actual illness, and until it takes a comprehensive look at the issues, identifies them, and approaches them with appropriate answers, they will continue to exist.

“You cannot keep doing the same thing in the same way and expect a different result,” he said. This explains why our football industry hasn’t seen any real progress and why it’s difficult for us to build a competitive team for the country.

The former goalkeeper and current president of FC Ebedei also admitted that there are many football clubs in the nation without a clear reason for existing.

Because of this, only government-owned and -funded clubs can maintain a steady pace.

Oliseh criticized the NFF and its leadership for not taking the situation head-on and restructuring football to be on par with what is achieved worldwide. He bemoaned the fact that Nigerian football teams can’t compete with international standards.

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