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RESIGN!, Sports Editors Tell NFF Board Members

RESIGN!, Sports Editors Tell NFF Board Members

The Guild of Sports Editors, the umbrella body of managers of sports in the country’s major media organisations, has advised members of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to resign from their positions honourably and give the game chance to breathe.

Speaking on the backdrop of the country’s senior national football team, Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for Qatar 2022 World Cup, the editors said the board members would be doing the nation great injustice if they continued to misdirect Nigerian football after last Tuesday’s misadventure.

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In a statement signed by the Guild’s Vice President, Adekunle Salami, the editors described the decision to sack members of Super Eagles’ technical crew as diversionary, adding that Nigerian football needed a clean break from the malaise of the last eight years.

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“Nigerian football is bigger than any individual and should not be tied to the fortunes of anybody.

“The leadership of the current NFF has ridden on the back of Nigerian football to get to top positions in world football governing body, FIFA, to the detriment of the game.

“Nigerian football now needs total overhaul, from the lowest league to the national team and that can only happen when patriotic individuals, not self-seekers, are given opportunity to manage the game.

“We call on the National Assembly, Federal Government, and especially, Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, to begin the process of cleansing the football house.

“Tuesday’s failure is a one of the results of poor decision making, dishonest deployment of men and materials, as well as avarice that have eaten deep into the fabrics of the NFF.

“We ask, therefore, that every executive member of the federation should resign honourably;

“All the back room staff, including Super Eagles secretary, team manager and protocol officer, among other officers, who have spent more than 10 years in office, must be redeployed to allow for fresh ideas.”

The editors accused the current leadership of the NFF of killing Nigeria’s football, saying many of the board members use their respective positions to fulfil personal interests.

The Guild also recalls that the Algeria Football Federation (AFF) president Sharafeddine Emara resigned after his country failed to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup following the 2-1 defeat suffered against Cameroon at home last week.

“It is unfortunate that the NFF has killed the local league to such an extent that no player from the domestic game is deemed capable of playing for the Super Eagles.

“The junior national teams, which, hitherto, was a nursery for the Super Eagles, no longer produce quality youngsters because of the corruption that has killed the age grade teams.”

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COMMENTS

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  • MONKEY POST 3 months ago

    Yes o! Special thanks to the SPORT EDITORS for adding their VOICE to our own..

    They must hear us!

    Them get no choice…

     
    • I m not reply u ….
      The next all African games will be held in Ghana 2023 . The Olympics football qualifiers wil be determined there. So wil both men and female team handled by nff qualify for football competition in France from July 12th to 11th august 2024..Ghana u 20 are African champions. Even Nigeria did not even qualify I guess den

       
    • Yinkus 3 months ago

      @Monkey post this is the kind of news we want to be reading not one useless FIFA did not ban abuja stadium.

      We have numerous NFF mouth piece on the forum they always quick to cajoule people with useless plans that has never work and will never work so long it is the same set of amaju and co.

      Let us keep sounding the alarm NFF is not a property of anybody’s ground father.

      Enough amaju, adamu and the rest, lest breath a fresh air. Please.

       
  • Friday 3 months ago

    First of all, we need to verify if this is from the Sports Editors and assuming it’s from them, I would rather beg to disagree with their position. What we need is continuity in the process and not a wholesome dismantling of the structure built so far. Under the watch of the coaching crew, the Super Eagles played 7 matches out of which they won 4, drew 2 and lost only 1, that is an excellent result because mathematically, that is 85%.

     
    • MONKEY POST 3 months ago

      What is this one saying na?

      SHM…

       
    • DANURCHMAN 3 months ago

      You sure say you get sense so?

       
    • It is about achieving your goals not statistics. if 85% was so great why are we not in the world cup? Some people should just learn to keep quiet.

       
      • Friday 3 months ago

        @Neo: You lost to FiFA away rule. Italian FA didn’t resign go fugure. Nothing works, nothing works in Nigeria is because of lack of continuity. What’s stops us from improving on our own till we get it write? Someone already said your sports writers should start by telling President Bihari to resign.

         
        • Golden Child 3 months ago

          @Friday, did you not see where the editors mentioned corruption, avarice as grounds for an overhaul? By your own judgement, we should continue with failure and corruption. Have you taken a look at the age group teams, when was the last time we had any good player discovered? Who are the coaches handling our age group teams? Ladan bosso & Aigbogun and co. What about the invitation of players? NFF President calling ighalo from retirement. We should continue with this? Who employed all the misfits on our technical bench? Who made Yobo assistant coach who did not have his coaching badges? Who made the country to lose out on 12million dollars that could have helped with developing our football? The real problem is yet to be dealt with and that is the NFF executives. All they have done is just cosmetics, they are the real enemies of Nigerian Football and it is time we get rid of them all.

           
          • Edoman 3 months ago

            Ighalo hater, when are you going to stop using Ighalo as your yardstick to major NFF COMPETENCE or otherwise? Ighalo was invited just like any other players, based on his merit. He was asked to play for TEN minutes out of 180 minutes. He did not complain nor neither we, his fans. I can assure you haters that, if Ighalo had played for even 40 minutes in the entire period, he would have delivered. The stupid Egueyeye was literally afraid to let our Ighalo to come in on time to make any meaningful change in the game against Ghana. Why do guys hate Ighalo so.

             
    • That is a nonsensical mathematical or proportional [email protected] Eguavoen lost the most important match and his draws led us to crash out of the World cup. Helloooooo!

      His results were very bad, poor and abysmal to say the least. Your complete 11 don’t know how to shoot accurately, no wonder our goal keepers were not properly tested in shot stopping skills in training. (I keep saying it, SE camp training appear to be too light and unintensive as evident on the field)

      Did you watch the Senegal vs Egypt WCQ 2nd leg in Senegal? Did you see the match intensity, the urgency, zeal, fight, hunger to win and all forms of seriousness from both sides?

      Eguavoen could not inspire the boys to play and show that urgency, seriousness and fighting spirit, from defense, to midfield to the wings (except Ademola Lookman)… It was only Osimhen that showed the kind of passion and seriousness that match in Abuja deserved but his teammates could not measure up but were loosing possessions and panting at young and fit Ghana team.

      Eguavoen was just looking at them slowing the game and killing Osimhen’s vibe.

      Aina, Balogun and Ekong polluted Bassey with sluggishness (he was only trying to emulate the so called senior players). No urgency and zeal.

      NFF should not even try to bring Rohr back to the picture, he is a bad market. Let the past remain behind.

      We need a better, younger, serious minded and a more tactical indigenous or foreign Coach to steer the Nigerian football right from Sports ministry to NFF to grassroot and to the national teams.

       
      • Friday 3 months ago

        @Nosa: Hiyaaaa, please be quite. Super Eagles didn’t lose the match but rather the slot to FIFA away goal rule. That rule is what the Sports Writer should kick against. Whatever happened to let’s win and lose with our own.

         
        • There is nothing like losing to away goal rules. Award goal rule wasn’t instituted after the match. It is a practice that has been in place for aeons.
          So everybody knew about it even before the first leg.
          Coming to think of it, we lost to Ghana. They scored us fair and square. If not for penalty, we wouldn’t have scored in our own home, in Nigeria.
          We have lost faith and trust in the minister of sports and NFF as presently constituted in making good and smart decisions that will make the SE excel

           
        • Friday 3 months ago

          *quiet

           
        • KENNETH 3 months ago

          Mr friday, abeg allow them to rant, maybe there Tv was dsiplaying Nigeria lost, then they need to add more kerosene to show them that we draw. It’s just a pity they keep blaming the wrong person foe our non appearance at the world cup. someone mentioned the Senegal Vs Egypt game, the Senegalese knew it was a do or die affair. they pressed so much, and couldn’t get the deciding goal. Can someone point out the urgency in our game. Only Oshimen kept calling for the ball. The rest were just playing gentleman’s game. Nigerians never like continuity, the moment you don’t satisfy them, your head is needed. Did eguavoen fail, capital No, luck was just not on our side. Simple. Better luck next time

           
      • George Okoh 3 months ago

        I suggest a foreign technicsl director from Brazil or Holland. Sunday Oliseh as Chief Coach, Finidi George as assistant and Peter Rufai as keeper coach. Based on this people football career record they will inspire this boys.

         
        • don’t ever mention Sunday oliseh here, where were you when Sunday oliseh ran away and the team (super eagles) and went back to his base in Europe .

           
        • Edoman 3 months ago

          Oliseh who ??????. You are out of your mind. I won’t blame you. You are a newbie.

           
    • Rubbish talk! You are incapable of making sound judgment @Friday.Abeg go siddon.

       
    • Detruth 3 months ago

      Friday is an enemy of Nigerian football. These guys are killing Nigerian football, you don’t want them out rather you want them to continue until there’s nothing left to be saved. I hope you’re being sarcastic otherwise you are a big fool to want those guys to continue destroying Nigerian football.

       
    • Ololo 3 months ago

      So You also count the match against coton sport.. I give you hand.. best coach of the group stage must have enriched yuur pocket to Post this

       
  • pompei 3 months ago

    A step in the right direction. Thank you so much, sports editors!
    The current NFF leadership need to exit the stage. Collectively, they have failed woefully.
    They will be remembered for failure and incompetence. That is their legacy.
    What are they still doing in office? What football are they administering? Which football? Where is the football?
    Football that they have strangled to death with their incompetence, ineptitude and corruption?
    There is no football left to administer under this bunch. Let a new NFF come in and revive our football.
    Additionally, we need a law to fight corruption in football. Bribery, nepotism, any selection method of players, coaches and staff that is not based on merit, needs to be severely punished. The law should be named after DAVID ALABA, a great player who could have been a Super Eagle today, but we missed out on thanks to the unbelievable greed and foolishness of some individual(s).
    Our football desperately needs some fresh air. Out with the old, in with the new!!!

     
  • Coache 3 months ago

    Everything in the past 6 years was designed against the home based players some of whom are street wise and inviting anyone of them to camp meant inviting their entire village as intercessor for the success of the SE.

    Experience has shown that without home based players we cannot win AFCON. Of recent no world cup. They are an important bunch and some are better than the foreign Pros.

     
    • MuYiwa 3 months ago

      What is this one saying? Algeria and Tunisia, even Morrocco have at least two teams left in CAF competitions. How many of these home based players are in their national team, and how many Nigerian clubs remain I’m CAF competitions? Nil. Then you want the same home based players who could not prove their mettle against Sudanese and Congolese teams, to be part of the Eagles. What planet are you from?

       
    • Detruth 3 months ago

      @coache, no home based player is fit to play for the Super Eagles Players. You guys should leave sentiment out, that is one of the reasons things don’t work in Nigeria. Remember people in this platform were calling for Rhor to be fired and the job be given to Eguavouen because according to them Eguavouen is technically better than Rhor. Furthermore,that they rather fail with “our own” than have Rhor continue as Eagles coach. Those were all sentiment that are not backed with any fact just like your comment about home based players being better than current Super Eagles players. If the home based players are so good, why do they always fail to qualify for African champions league, african confederation cup, WAFU and CHAN?

      Don’t get me wrong I’m an advocate for our domestic league players making up a large number of our national team players but that is when the league has improved at least to the South African or the North African standards. Anything less than that standards, home base players should be kept out of the Eagles.

       
  • Shuma 3 months ago

    The lineup for the second leg was good, but it was  too late. The game was to qualify for the world cup meaning you have to put your strongest line up. What are the factors
    1. Playing time. Are you a regular starter and or consistent
    2. Are you effective when you play?
    3. The most important one that should put players on the top. Are you playing international tournaments that would bring the experience to the team? Like Champions league, europa league or conference league. Players of this quality should have priority.

    Zaidu was benched when he was a regular starter for porto and played in the champions league and europa league. Olayinka is a regular, plays in the europa league and is a grind it out player, I always see him get dirty and is physical too, along with Awoniyi and Ighalo. Super eagles couldn’t even finish a pass and kept on falling whenever they were challenged or pressed. Sadiq is a regular starter along with Ajayi. Ekong is a terrible defender, he cant compete in the premier league, stay getting caught. Chukwueze has been coming off the bench for villarreal because all he do is dribble. Kelechi is not a starter he is a support role to Vardy. Osimhen, as much as I like him he brings his napoli personality  to super eagles with rushing his play, not finishing well, complaining and looking for fouls before even trying to finish a play. Osimhen is half the physicality, he has hops and can do headers, but when you touch him he is injured, he is like Neymar made out of glass always getting injured. Dennis can score goals, but similar to what Yaya said when he is not involved in scoring he wont do anything, and I witnessed this game, he doesn’t track back, but he loves getting yellow cards for fun without even trying, hes selfish. And im tired of seeing Musa, its really sad. This team didn’t have enough time to get to know each other well, build partnerships and team work. When I watched them play it was no coordination, like nobody was linking up. Injuries played a role in this as well. 

    But I never seen so many people out of sync. So many new players were brought on in such short notice, it was for the qualifiers and then hopefully the world cup. If it was a year ago the team would of been in better sync. It was the same with rohr he always changed the lineup and the team had poor chemistry, like 6 different goalkeepers called up. Rohr was good for bringing mixed biracial players Africans especially Nigerians love so much. It was bound to happen of rohr being mentioned if this team didn’t go through. 

    People expect Nigeria to dominate because the country has the largest population in Africa but at the end of the day its Ivory Coast and Cameroon which are footballing nations. Cameroon made it through. Ivory coast and Cameroon have generational players and not only that, a lot of African players say they look up to Drogba or Eto’o. I just cant see a team going forward having Okcha still talking like he did something in his career. I don’t even hear much from Drogba or Eto’o. But at the end of the day, Ghana were expected to lose so there was no pressure. There was a lot of pressure for Nigeria because they were expected to win, but they folded after believing in their own hype, same as the music industry. I prefer Chris Hughton who has premier league/english league experience and knowledge than rohr from the German league which is only bayern dominated while other teams cant even make it farther in the champions league. But like I said, European experienced coaches are important, Nigeria cant even get a coach with european coaching experience or part of the technical staff. Its easy to blame the goalkeeper when they conceded the away goal that made Ghana win. Samuel Eto’o is doing great work with Cameroon, there is no leaders in Nigeria. It all comes down to the technical crew. I remember this past olyimpics where a lot of Nigerians weren’t able to register because of the incompetence of the crew.

     
    • Even Musa did not talk till now . Isha Allah…I expect him to announce his retirement from super eagles by now. Maybe he want to play and win next afcon .Isha Allah.

       
  • Caleb 3 months ago

    That problem with some of these Nigerians who labelled themselves with any appellation or stage names is everybody wants to heard. Just because Eagles were robbed through fifa rule of an away goal score draw. What if Ghana had indeed beaten the super eagles in the real sense of it? Let’s say 1 or 2:0. Abegi, it it like asking President Buhari who appointed Minister Sunday Dare to resign because the NFF the minister constituted also appointed coach Eguavoen, Amuneke, Yusuf, Aigbogun, Tobi and Alloysius to coach the Super Eagles within 2 months. Whether President Buhari, Sunday Dare, NFF resigns or the Super Eagles are even disbanded, I don’t give a hoot but I will admonish these sports writers led by one Mr. Adekunle Salami to watch it before they feed the populace with misinformation to avoid unnecessary instigation.

     
    • Caleb 3 months ago

      Corrected copy:

      The problem with some of these Nigerians who labelled themselves with different appellations or stage names is, everybody wants to be heard. Just because Eagles were robbed through fifa rule of an away goal score draw. What if Ghana had indeed beaten the Super Eagles in the real sense of it? Let’s say 1 or 2:0. Abegi, it it like asking President Buhari who appointed Minister Sunday Dare to resign because the NFF the Minister constituted also appointed coach Eguavoen, Amuneke, Yusuf, Aigbogun, Yobo and Alloysius to coach the Super Eagles within 2 months. Whether President Buhari, Sunday Dare, NFF resign or the Super Eagles are even disbanded, I don’t give a hoot but I will admonish these sports writers led by one Mr. Adekunle Salami to watch it before they feed the populace with misinformation to avoid unnecessary instigation.

       
    • Ghana actually won us.
      They scored us from direct play, fair and square.
      If not for penalty, we wouldn’t have scored.
      So, the minister of sports and top NFF executives should all go home.
      For so long they have used coaches as scape goats. This time around, they have to go with the coaches. They must go, I assure you
      This is just the beginning of what is about to happen

       
  • For us to reason them, the so-called Sports Editors should come up with their statistic for forming such opinion. It is clear Adekunle Salami are indirectly calling for the appointment of a foreigner to run the NFF and to a large extent the super eagles. We will kick against it because it is sure to go against the local content policy of the government. The SE has done very well if going by provable statistics. From 36th position in December, the SE moved up to 30th position in February meaning within 3 months. Must every country qualify for the World cup?

     
    • Bello 3 months ago

      @ken
      Thanks for your submission as if we can’t move on because of losing a World Cup slot. The NFF did well to have trust in our domestic coaches and that must be sustained. The SE wonderful statistics since December is the good work of the NFF. Or does the sports writers think it it easy to move up a point in fifa ranking? CSN should kindly investigate this faction of the Sports writers.

       
    • Greenturf 3 months ago

      That local content policy is the reason we are where we are today.
      Afcon early exit for the super eagles,the worst in 40yrs,world cup playoffs defeat.
      Continue to embrace mediocrity!

       
      • @Greenturf, it doesn’t matter at all. If president Buhari had discontinued with ex president GEJ rail line projects, we wouldn’t be having Lagos-Kano railway line today, we wouldn’t be having Kaduna-Abuja or Warri-Itakpe railways. We must continue to win or lose with our own till we get things right. This is what I expected the Sports Writers to preach.

         
        • Greenturf 3 months ago

          Can’t believe a super eagles fan would clamour for an indigenous coach after our recent and previous experiences with them.

           
          • Mandate coach Egu… [email protected] A coach that is coaching rusty, outdated and out of tune??? You must be a fallacious joker!

            You left great grassroot coaches like, Manu, Amunike, etc you dey mention Egu…. You don forget the Mexico humiliation?

            I believe in the footballers in Nigeria and support their selection strictly on merit, equity and transparency.

            We have Egbo, Finidi, Ikeme/Rufai/Enyeama, Emenalo, and other great Nigerians doing well in football coaching … We need such as those to blend with some foreign aids. Simple!

            We never wanted Eguavoen in the first place, mind you. It was Picmilk who planted him and kpwuaaaar! National disgrace and shame on our faces in Abuja.

            Picmik, Rohr and Egu/Alloy and Co, should honourably leave the stage. They have written their names in the negative in the annals of Nigerian football administration history. It’s a pity!!!

             
          • Why not there is no indigenous coach any where. If the league was working properly you will get a good coach. Who was the last indigenous coach to win a continental club competition?

             
  • Dennis 3 months ago

    These Editors are selfish and must have negotiated a cut with a foreign coach probably. That will be sad. If there is any advise, is to tell the NFF to continue looking inwards for personnel, mandate coach Eguavoen to groom local talents that can defeat Africa and also do very well on the global stage. We need to continue building on what we have.

     
  • pompei 3 months ago

    Worldwide, after monumental failure, the next logical step is for office holders to tender their resignation. Nigeria can not, must not, be different!
    Resignation is the last thing that is done to preserve the dignity of the office holder(s).
    Resignation that is done voluntarily tells onlookers that the office holders are sincere and intended to act in good faith.
    Refusal to resign increases the disgrace and shame for the office holders, and makes them look even worse.
    If you hire managers to run your business, and they have an 85% success rate, but they fail on a deal that cost your business $12 million, and cripples your business, what is the next step to be taken?
    First of all, with the business crippled, there is nothing left to manage. So if there is nothing left to manage, what work will the managers be doing? Why are they still on payroll?
    Secondly, if the business somehow manages to survive, will the business owner(s) want the old managers to continue? Your guess is as good as mine.
    If you build a bridge successfully up to 85% completion, but in the last 15%, the bridge collapses, resulting in deaths and injuries, is that project a success? Is that 85% excellent?
    85% is excellent in a success scenario, not in abject failure. There is no excellence in failure. The word EXCELLENT FAILURE is an oxymoron. It is self contradictory. It is null and void.
    If you hire me in a job I’m not good at, I will fail at that job. After failing, I will hurriedly resign for 2 reasons:
    1) I need my peace of mind. Working at a job I’m not good at, disappointing people every day, destroying my own self esteem…..the resulting unhappiness and lack of fulfillment is something I don’t need. I will happily resign and leave the job.
    2) It’s not fair to my employer. By staying on a job I’m not good at, I am destroying someone’s business and livelihood. In good faith, I will leave so that my employer can replace me with someone who can really assist him.
    That is how it’s done worldwide. Nigeria can not, must not be different.

     
  • Eureka!!

    Hallelujah!!

    E le won jade!!!

    Chase them out!!!!

     
  • I think these people need to be ignored because I can’t see any basis for such conclusion. I will only take them seriously if they call for Buhari resignation otherwise, this is pure nonsense and a total distraction. I do know the NFF is coming out soon if not tomorrow with a programme of action on how to get grassroots involvement in sports generally.

     
    • Gabriel 3 months ago

      Thank you.

       
    • They should keep the programme to themselves. We no longer have trust and faith in the NFF and the minister of sports going forward. They have actually done their best. But their best made us to be eliminated in a very disgraceful manner at AFCON, failure to qualify for Olympics, WC and a host of other failures.
      They will leave soon. It is an assurance. Whether they want it or not they will leave sooner rather than later. It is an assurance. They have done their worst to us. They have done enough. We can’t leave them to cause us more damage and losses to us. They should go home and continue with their damage spree.
      At this point in cognizance of what has happened within the past three years, no SE fan still have trust or faith in abilities of the minister of sports and the NFF board members to make sound, smart and good decisions that can. Any step they take, will take SE into further doom. They have already exhausted themselves and will leave soon, one way or the other

       
  • Greenturf 3 months ago

    The sports minister is a huge part of the problem so must resign.
    He played a major role in the absurd sacking of Rohr days to the nations cup and a couple of months to the world cup playoffs,this strange decision by one man”Dare” is responsible to the problems and heartbreak we are going through at the moment.

     
    • pompei 3 months ago

      We will beat the shit out of them.
      Na who come dey inside shit now?
      The man na real wazza dazzler.
      He has dazzled our football into oblivion.
      Wazza dazzler sports minister.

       
  • Umanna Basse 3 months ago

    This Adekunle Salami must be high on something. He wants to take us back the the time of Rohr when in 6 years his only achievement was SE ousting in the group stage of Russia2018, an Afcon bronze and smaller counties like Central African Republic, Cape Verde and Liberia were coming to taunt us here in Nigeria. Believing in our own whether in victory or lose is better than quick fix. Eguavoen came won many matches including defeating the Pharaohs of Egypt and holding the Black Stars to a scoreless draw in Kumasi and all these with a short time of preparations. What if these local coaches are given more time to deliver?

     
    • U ppl
      Don’t have sense at all. During Rohr time there was only one nations cup.

      Oliseh was in charge in 2016 and failed to qualify for 2017 nations cup. Rohr was available for 2019 and he qualified for 2018 World Cup and nations cup. He also qualified for 2021 nations cup which eguaveon will have fumbled. Stats don’t lie

       
    • Detruth 3 months ago

      @Umanna Basse, I’m amazed at the kind of mental retardation being displayed by you and some others like you. Your glorification of mediocrity and celebration of failure is beyond my imagination. According to you, your problem with Rhor is “SE ousting in the group stage of Russia2018, an Afcon bronze and smaller counties like Central African Republic, Cape Verde and Liberia were coming to taunt us here in Nigeria.”

      You added “Believing in our own whether in victory or lose is better than quick fix. Eguavoen came won many matches including defeating the Pharaohs of Egypt and holding the Black Stars to a scoreless draw in Kumasi and all these with a short time of preparations. What if these local coaches are given more time to deliver?”.

      I thought we played against Tunisia third team with some assistant coach incharge against your brilliant Eguavouen, what was the result again?, you forgot to mention that!!!.

      Rhor brought bronze back to Nigeria, what did your “our own” bring back from Cameroon? Wing play.

      Rhor took Super Eagles to the world cup, you have to be at the world cup to be knocked out right, your “our own” could not qualify the Super Eagles to the world cup. I do not care how patriotic you clam to be,only an imbecile will choose Eguavouen Eagles’ record over Rhor’s, the records speak for themselves.

      Eguavouen and his crew were so clueless that they did not know that Ghana switch their formation and tactics at the beginning of the second half of the game.

      Read this and see how inept your “our own” is.

       
    • MuYiwa 3 months ago

      And now that you were kicked out of afcon at R16 and failed to qualify for the world cup after losing to teams at their lowest ebb in Tunisia and Ghana, hope you are the happiest person in the world.

       
  • Tamori Ibiwa 3 months ago

    It is not enough to say NFF must resign, tell us one reason. This Adekunle Salami self.

     
  • DeSTAR 3 months ago

    This is the greatest news and best decision that any patriot football professional can make only that , their recommendations cannot complete without asking them to be jailed.

    Amaju Pinick would go down in the history of Nigerian football administrator as the most super corrupt and tribal bigot that has ever lead NFF.

    Amaju is a heartless unpatriotic that destroyed fabrics and DNA of Nigerian football.

    Eguafon was only made only scapegoat ( though himself is not the best , but no one could have done better under the circumstances Eguafon found himself; no contract paper , no salary ; not even 20% of the total money wasted on Rohr; how could he have survived without bribes from their fellow Edo united & unpatriotic Sunday-Sunday footballer Igahalo )…. The selfish unpatriotic Igahalo should not retired again until he qualified SE for the next WC

    It was a corruption taken too far , employing a coach that has never won even a tea cup let alone U15 cup in his entire Methuselah’s coaching career,

    Employing a coach Rohr whose last 3 countries he coached was not even ordinary fail but a record of “ never to go near football again, with an awful records as bad as 27% & 13% ( One would have wondered what magic Amaju had expected Rohr to perform);

    This group of editor should have helped Nigerians more by recommending 10 years jail for the super corrupt Amaju rather than asking ordinary resigning; for an unpatriotic super corrupt Administrator that increased Salary of a white skin quack mechanic coach that was overwhelmed at WC stage and get bundled out in group stage , that was well tutored the elementary of basics football in Afcon by Belmadi ( Amaju Fraud-Pinick should be in EFCC net now to explain the outrageous reason for fraudulently increasing almost of a coach that his technical deficiencies was so glaring even to the blind , whom they themselves asked to proceed on immediate retraining) ;

    U17 team dead , U21 dead and SE buried should such fraudster be made to resign alone ?

    We should ask Amaju ; which country again in this Africa whose it’s Football federation would be foolish , stupid corrupt enough to hand over their team to Rohr , because in his home Country France & Germany, they would never have allowed Rohr near their women football as team manger let alone Coach of their U17 team going by his past awful record and trophy-less carrier and I am certitude he would never win one.

    Amaju deserves life jail ; employed your fellow Nigerian Sunday Oliseh refused to pay him for complete 6 months , not even one week salary ; yet you employed A Niger , Benin , Burkina Faso failed & sacked/ rejected Coach to handle not female but SE …

     
  • Cetgl Desmond 3 months ago

    I can understand the Adekunle Salami faction of the sports writers needs a cut. Let them go for it than disturbing our ears with resignation of the NFF.

     
    • Rasaq 3 months ago

      I haven’t heard the so-called sports editors said anything over the years, or it it a new club?

       
  • pablo 3 months ago

    Apart from Greenturf, Deo, Pompei, Danurchman, Shuma and coache, all the other IDs belong to the same person.
    This person is an NFF member or is their associate.

     
    • pablo 3 months ago

      The IDs that are the same person are TAMORI IBIWA, GABRIEL, SAM, DENNIS, BELLO, KEN, CALEB AND FRIDAY.

       
      • Raphael 3 months ago

        I am not disapproving of you but I think we should go for the messag6than the messenger. What i understand those people are saying is that it is wrong for Adekunle Salami and co to run into conclusion without any verifiable statistics. The statistics on ground shows NFF has done well so far.

         
    • You are very right my brother. This forum has been infiltrated by NFF.
      It is very funny how one NFF man is using multiple fictitious names tobfoolishly attempt to play down what these patriotic Sports Editors have said about NFF. Without mincing words, these editors are only regurgitating what the fans have said.
      For so long, we have tolerated their failures and excuses. We won’t continue on that path, going forward.
      Those in NFF top hierarchy and the Sports Minister, are failures. They will continue to fail, until they leave. They are leaving very soon. I won’t say more than that. When it happens, you will remember I said it here that these bunch of failures will leave the scene sooner than they anticipated

       
  • Tosin Johnson 3 months ago

    This is the one you want

     
  • Chibuike 3 months ago

    If pinik is a white man. Him for Don resign since but black man is thief and selfish. Him no go gree comot

     
  • Nelson 3 months ago

    The Sports writers themselves needs to resign because if there is any rot, they are part and parcel of it. It should have been about domestic engagement than sacking of the component parts.

     
  • Greenturf 3 months ago

    Sacking of Rohr is the reason our football has gone bad.
    All the pandemonium going on at the moment would have been averted had they left him to carry on with his job,a job he was doing well.

     
    • Edafe Ehs 3 months ago

      NFF should have allowed a coach defeated by Central Africa Republica to continue? You are very unserious.

       
      • Greenturf 3 months ago

        Did he qualify or not after the defeat to C.A.R?

         
      • KangA 3 months ago

        My problem has been with the defect in the basic reasoning of forumites. Sorry, I’m not picking on you. You need to distinguish between losing a battle (CAR defeat) and winning the war (qualification). Actually, achieving qualification is still a sub-battle. But the NFF that has no knowledge of war strategies kicked him out!!! What gross incompetence!

         
      • Dr. Drey 3 months ago

        Hahahahaha…the one that defeated Egypt where did he lead you to eventually…??? LMAOOooo

        A wise man chooses his battles wisely.

        Rohr knew the games he could toy with and the ones he couldnt toy with. That was the secret of his success where mechanic apprentices calling themselves golden generation local coaches have FAILED AGAIN AND AGAIN.

        I dont know how that wise old man does it. He would lose a game and still qualify with unassailable leads and/or games to spare…..LMAOooo. Half baked olodo coaches will not lose yet we will still fail to qualify….LMAOoo.

        He came in and built a team from scratch…a team whose average age over the course of his 6 years teetered around 22-24 years…..a team that would easily pass as our U23 national team if that one too had not been grounded by NFF and their local content coaches….and each assignment he would deliver on set targets even with flying colors. Imagine a Nation playing with what could easily pass as its U23 national team for all those years yet achieving those successes.

        Nigerians even believed this team is good enough to win an AFCON come 2022, so much so that winning the trophy was set for him as a target. Some even affirmed and would have sworn on their mothers’ lives that any coach would win AFCON with this team in 2 weeks….LMAOoo….is it not this team that has given the whiteman close to 60% win ratio using their individual talents alone and without any inputs from the white man…??? Bring our 94 squad people…..they will perform wonders with this team joor.

        Greedy people who wanted to reap from where they didn’t sow saw it as golden opportunity to seize a glory that was not theirs, so that they can continue to perpetuate their black faces and black characters as lords and saviours of nigerian football.

        Enter 9man consortium of failed coaches and opportunists…..all of a sudden, the team that needed a last second freekick from World class former AFOTY to be denied a shot at the 2019 trophy couldnt even go past a covid ravaged Tunisian B team led by a trainee assistant coach whom nobody can remember his name anymore. They took us back to 1982, the last time we didnt make the qfinal stage of AFCON. They got outthought, outcoached, outmaneuvered, shackled and mentally imprisoned by team that was ranked 3rd out of 4 best loosers of the group stages behind Cape Verde and Malawi and ahead of Comoros…..see the calibre of teams that booted us out of AFCON. Infact shame still dey catch me till now. Had Sierra Leone converted their dying minute penalty against Equatorial Guinea, that Tunisian team wouldnt have even made it out of the group stages.

        As if that was not shameful enough, paired with the worst Ghanaian national team since 1970, a team that couldnt even finish as best looser like Tunisia at the AFCON, a team decimated and nailed to the cross by a tiny archipelago of Islands called Comors, serial relegator of teams in the NPFL plus the academy coach demotee who was smuggled in across the Sahara desert from the suez canal to add “technical sagacity” to a tactically bereft, one-dimensional, confused and worse than rigid coach, couldn’t defeat Ghana either home, away, during extra time, after extra time, on penalties, on home goals rule, on away goals rule, on head to head, on toe to toe, by VAR, by NTA, by CNN, by HIV…..by any and every means. To save their own lives gaan they couldnt defeat the worst Ghanaian team I have known all my life. Put a pistol to the heads of Egua-failure and his 9 vulcanizer apprentices and play the game against Ghana home and away for another 9 times, I bet y’all that 1-1 aggregate home disadvantage would still be the best results they would muster all through. A team that was so bad, THEIR MATTER EVEN MADE PLENARY ON THE FLOOR OF THE PARLIAMENT there in Greater Accra.

        Oh….I trust Rohr. He will sure make sure our final home match was going to be a mere formality come what may…that one is in his DNA…if you like dont pay him for 8 months, if you like dont pay his players their bonuses for 2 years, if you like carry the home match and go play it in the sand dunes in Jigawa state, if you like go and put his team in a hotel where they will be ejected because of outstanding payments….with the world cup in sight…..that qualification would have been secured in Kumasi. The Ghanians would have only been coming to Nigeria for the return leg on a Mission impossible.

        And people who have no shame are here brandishing fictitious 85% percent success….LMAOOoo….celebrating winning $15,000 when they have just lost $12million….LMAOoo….the height of insanity….the height of stupidity…..I never knew STARK FAILURE can be so celebrated with so much pump and pageantry.

        50% win ratio is being celebrated when the whole nation is mourning catastrophic disgrace and worldwide shame. Rohr’s 1st 6 matches were a handsome 67% win ratio collecting a handsome 72% of required points with a team that had just failed to qualify for ordinary AFCON back to back, ranked 70th in the world and 16th in Africa….not with a team that was already steadily within the top 3 in AFRICA and even in the top 30 in the world as recently as in 2021.

        By the end of Rohr’s 1st 6 matches having inherited the worst Nigerian team since 1974 when we last failed to qualify for 2 consecutive AFCONs, Nigeria had risen 31, yes THRITY ONE SOLID PLACES ON THE FIFA LADDER with his 1st 6 matches. By the time he took us back to afcon for the 1st time in 7 years and finished on the podium our AFCON performance raised us 12 places higher on the ladder. Born-failures are here celebrating 3 place and 2 place upward movements.

        Shameless people are here dancing around like hungry masqurades over failure pancaked and mary-kay-ed with 3 wins 2 draws and a loss….50% win ratio…LMAOOoooo. Even Rohr after over 60 matches in charge has a higher win ratio, in addition to delivering every ticket we requested of him…..EVERY SINGLE TICKET….with the same boys 9 men with dead brain cells used to fail an exam twice in just 3 months.

        1 imbecile even said the players sabotaged qualification for the world cup they would have been participating in……ahaa….ahaa…I almost told the imbecile that, that you are born stupid is not a license to grow stupid now…??

        Shame indeed doesnt have shame, so I expect people who are born into shame not to have shame as well.

        Someone should please kindly come and teach me how I should be explaining how Nigeria couldn’t qualify for the Worldcup to the dozens of people around the world who are still shocked to their marrows on our behalf.

        Someone should please explain to us how we managed to joyfully and conspiratiously swapped certainty for disaster.

        Someone should please tell us how we should console and compensate those whose livelihoods are connected to when 200 million Nigerians are happy with their national team and looking forward to seeing them play Pre-world cup friendlies and in the world cup proper….How do we console

        -those whose commercial existence revolves around the value chain of Nigerian football and especially the SE…..

        -agents of players whose profiles have been battered by the evil people who enjoined the NFF to attract….sorry AVERT failure

        -scouts,

        -club owners who would have benefitted from FIFA’s payout to clubs who are represented at the owrld cup, even if it is just 1 NPFL club that would benefit.

        -the traders, the caterers, the hoteliers, the travel agents.

        – the owners of bars and lounges where most people prefer to relax and watch football rather than have their wives or children disturb them in their own houses.

        -the publishers, like CSN and the rest who would get sponsorships left right and center to send their correspondents following the team around before and during the mundial. Most Nigerian sports website have not much news to publish since last Tuesday, a sign that many are alreading beginging to count their losses.

        – the patrons of the viewing centres (over 4 million of them all over the country). Over 4 million SMES losing revenue, the impact of that alone on the national GDP is a story for another day.

        – the gaming and betting shop owners.

        – the football players themselves, especially our Watford brothers who would have needed this World cup to get a route out of sinking waters.

        – merchandisers who sell SE jerseys and other associated kits during a world cup year.

        – Even our kit manufacturers and the tailors that sow our Niaja for show attires that we wear to the world cup will be impacted this year.

        – Lastly TV and radio stations nationwide who owuld have been expected to beam the SE matches, both friendlies and at the world cup LIVE. The billions in endorsement and advertisement that has been lost with the about 8-10 matches the SE would have played in friendly and associated matches by December 2022 can never be recovered again.

        They are all counting their losses at the moment, thanks to the agents of darkness who plunged us into this darkness we are in now.

        Anyone who has risen to management level in their careers know what loss of revenue and cashflow problems does to businesses…..I dont expect riffraffs to know that anyways, that is why to them, Our ousted is not something to cry about. In their own world of foolishness.

        “IT IS BETTER NOT TO QUALIFY FOR TOURNAMENTS AT ALL, RATHER THAN QUALIFYING AND NOT WINNING IT”

        Ngwa dont qualify for tournaments at all because you are not guaranteed of winning it, and see if you wont rub shoulders with San Mario in 211th position on the FIFA ladder sooner than later.

         
        • OmoEsan 3 months ago

          My dear Dr Drey, I greet you.

          You couldn’t have said it better.

          It’s so sad we’ve found ourselves in this situation, unfortunately. I lost interest in the SE since the sacking of Rohr.
          Infact, I have stopped posting comments on CSN since that sack cuz I never had hope in Eguavoen and his crew. The patriotic Nigerian in me wanted them to succeed, but the realistic part of me kept on telling me we’re headed for disaster and so I just kept mute and was observing events as they unfolded.

          The closer the play-offs approached, the more signs of an impending disaster I saw.

          Rather than sit down to plan and map out his winning strategy, Eguavoen spent his time talking to the media on silly issues. Telling us how he invited Onazi to pacify everybody, how he has to travel by train to see Dessers play live before he could invite him, how he is searching for midfielders in the mould of Adepoju and Oliha and all those nonsense he was saying instead of working.

          Same way he spent time doing table soccer analysis on video when he was supposed to be strategizing for AFCON. Empty barrels indeed make the largest noise. What a coach we hired.

          We warned against Rohr’s sack, we warned against hiring Yobo and Aigbogun but they wouldn’t listen.

          Even the sports editors calling on NFF to resign have their own share of the blame. Were they not the tool the saboteurs used to mount pressure for Rohr’s sack. Many of them also called for his sack. I guess they should also resign their jobs, yeye people.

          I sincerely hope Elder Odegbami is happy now wherever he is. At least he had ALL his wishes fulfilled and he can now smile at the result. Congrats to him.

          And to those ex-internationals especially the 1994 guys with their entitlement mentality, I hope they’re also happy now wherever they are. From Amokachi to Aiyegbeni and from Akpoborie to Edema Fuludu, they all came out one after the other to add their voice to the clamour for Rohr’s sack. I say congratulations to them too, their ministry can make progress now with Rohr out of the way.

          Drey, thanks for the marketing revenue loss perspective you brought in up there. If only Nigerians know what this non qualification has curbed us….

          Unfortunately, we never learn from history. We will soon put this behind us and repeat same errors in the near future. Yes, we’re fund of sacking performers for non-performers; Shuaibu twice, Troussier and now Rohr and the result has always been disastrous. Hmmmm.

          I rest my case joor.

           
        • pompei 3 months ago

          Well said Dr. Drey.
          I join OmoEsan in appreciating this post!

           
          • Edoman 3 months ago

            Dr Drey is a leader of thought, the voice of reason and a highly intellectual individual in this place. l always love to read his writings whenever he is on. Extremely smart and thoughtful, he is ready to give as he takes. Go ! go!! Dr Drey. We love you here. Bless you man.

             
        • Dr Banks 3 months ago

          @Dr Drey, oh how much I miss you so much on this forum. This piece you wrote was a complete and expanded version of the summary I posted earlier in response to that “BRAINLESS OMO9JA” and a newbie called CJ

          Your incisive, concise, direct and unbiased analysis was sorely missed in the days leading to the ill-fated WCQ against Ghana allowing all these retrogressives to have a field day and I was surprised that their shameless selves still had the impudence to still come back and preach again that local coaches should be given more time to get it right after several failure………………I wonder if their will be any team called Super Eagles by the time they are done destroying the team completely

          I explained to him as below:

          Rohr lost to SA with an experimental young team, Osimhen debuted in that match and he went ahead to qualify ahead of SA for AFCON ’19 with a game to spare. He lost to Madagascar after we had already qualify for R16 and he went ahead to dismiss Defending Champion (Cameroon) and SA in the QF enroute a Bronze medal podium finish.

          Rohr lost to CAR in Lagos with a last minute lack of concentration by our defenders but went ahead to beat CAR 2:0 away thereby qualifying with 2 games to spare

          That’s what good coaching is all about, you may fall inadvertently but pick yourself up immediately to achieve greater heights. Ditto compare to your “Our own” whom are perennial failures…………Eguavoen failed in AFCON R16 and followed up with Qatar WC playoff failure, we missed 3 AFCON Qualifications out of 4 AFCONs due to your local coaches Inadequacies and incompetencies (Including Oliseh, Siasia and Amuneke and even Keshi).

          Do you want to plunge us into another heartbreak in the nearest future when we are yet to recover from this current misfortune? Na only you, Omo9ja and your cohorts go die alone of hypertension and stroke.

          Thanks @Dr Drey for always re-setting their brains whenever they appeared so confused and disoriented

           
  • Greenturf 3 months ago

    Everyone responsible for that sack must be fetched and sacked!

     
  • Omo9ja 3 months ago

    Good move. This is the way to go Sports Editors. They have to go.

    Together we can get this right. The next thing after this is to send APC and PDP parking.

    We want a new Nigeria that will work for Nigerians. We have young people out there that are capable to run Nigeria. Not these old politicians and business men.

    By God’s grace, we will get it right soon. This is just the beginning. God is in control. God bless Nigeria!!!

     
    • Edoman 3 months ago

      Omo9ja. Your persistence negatively imparted us in such way that, for a long time, Nigeria may not be able to recover fully from it. You and thief Odagbemi pursued Oga Rohr to a point of no return. Hope you enjoy Ghana takes its place this summer from the Armchair in your living room.

       
  • John-I 3 months ago

    Black African resign ke? Where will they get money to lavish on their side-chicks and concubines?.
    These editors are wasting their time and energy!

     
    • pompei 3 months ago

      Hahahahahaha, John, you no well!
      This your comment don finish me. I don laff sotey I dey for ground.
      Do have a lovely weekend.

       
  • Aboki 3 months ago

    In Nigeria, people don’t resign from anything or any position.
    Did pantami the terrorist resign?

    Sunday Dare should fire them, then resign himself.
    But make no mistake it will not happen.

     
  • Ako AMADI 3 months ago

    Sports editors are part of the problem! They remained uncritical of the NFF over the years, while chopping brown envelopes to criticize Gernot Rohr snd Stephen Keshi. Now,understandably they are angry they will not be going to the World Cup to do some shopping and collect more brown envelopes

     
    • Ayphillydegreat 3 months ago

      God bless you Ako Amadi. The media and online bloggers academies contributed more to our ouster. How many videos of Ghana training did you see on YouTube?? This mofos will be telling the entire world our starting 11 from the first day of training way before the actual match.

      They’re the ones who know which player threw a party in camp. They never really allow the players to concentrate on the actual assignment. Every Tom dick and harry are always pestering the players during training. They need to be distanced from the team henceforth.

      I know the Amaju led board will not resign, but there’s an election later in the year. We just need a breath of fresh air in the glass house.

       
  • They should keep the programme to themselves. We no longer have trust and faith in the NFF and the minister of sports going forward. They have actually done their best. But their best made us to be eliminated in a very disgraceful manner at AFCON, failure to qualify for Olympics, WC and a host of other failures.
    They will leave soon. It is an assurance. Whether they want it or not they will leave sooner rather than later. It is an assurance. They have done their worst to us. They have done enough. We can’t leave them to cause us more damage and losses to us. They should go home and continue with their damage spree.
    At this point in cognizance of what has happened within the past three years, no SE fan still have trust or faith in abilities of the minister of sports and the NFF board members to make sound, smart and good decisions that can. Any step they take, will take SE into further doom. They have already exhausted themselves and will leave soon, one way or the other

     
  • Ako AMADI 3 months ago

    Nigerian Sports Editors are just as ignorant as the NFF and our local coaches. The journalists call for the Minister of Sports to sanitize the “football house” but forget that Nigeria is a member of FIFA which abhors government intervention in the professional game. What is even the meaning of “football house?” The Ministry of Sports is mandated to provide the enabling environment for professional and amateur sports in Nigeria, but not to poke its nose into selection of players and managers of the Super Eagles.Have these Sports Editors not heard about FIFA sanctions?

     
    • pompei 3 months ago

      Good points.
      The govt does not need to interfere directly in NFF affairs to initiate change in leadership.
      For instance, cutting off funding completely should do the trick. Stop with immediate effect all executives salaries and benefits. Collect their official cars from them.
      Pursue them out of the Glass House, let them go and rent their own office space.
      There are other things that can be done to frustrate these guys out of office.
      Ultimately, if they stubbornly remain in office despite all efforts to oust them, the elections at year end will then be used to eject them. It is vital that the current officials with voting rights be heavily diluted, to prevent the re-election of the undesirables, or the election of their partners and other like-minded miscreants. If possible, the current voting officials should be removed, and a new set of voters should be appointed.
      Whatever can be done to remove the current NFF executives without incurring FIFA’s wrath should be done post-haste.

       
  • Papafem 3 months ago

    When are we going to have credible people to run our institutions? Its unbelievable that 5 countries will be representing Africa at FIFA world cup, and Nigeria will not be there. NFF must be happy

     
  • The Sports Editors must be ready to push a case for the ex players. In short, the Super Eagles coach should take over the NFF as it’s president being an ex footballer. We need ex footballers to manage the federation.

     
  • George 3 months ago

    You are probably saying in the event that the NFF members resign, coach Eguavoen should be appointed the President of the Football Federation. That to me is in order because it is time we allow our former players to run football affairs in the country. Cameroon, our immediate neighbor has Samuel Etoo Fil, a former footballer as their FA president.

     
    • Kenneth Abukun 3 months ago

      Mr. Eguavoen is more qualified than any other former player. I can’t even think of any other.

       
    • Dr Banks 3 months ago

      Are you high on drugs or what @George and @Kenneth Abukun?

       
      • Kenneth Abukun 3 months ago

        @DrBanks,
        Please mention any ex player that is more qualified for the position than Mr. Eguavoen. Make sure you have facts.

         
  • Yinkus 3 months ago

    Attention !!!! Attention!!!!
    To all the forumites, this platform has been diluted with NFF mouth piece.

    With their comments you can easily deduce their handle.

    They can easily chip in comments about plans that NFF has in line, all just to deceive people.

    They can rubish other people’s write up if it is against them. They can even ask to confirm the genuineness of a write up.

    We have had enough of them, they can’t be the only best set of people that can handle our football.

    National league is zero
    Under age football zero.
    Continental football that one is minus below zero.
    Senior national team near zero.

    But for how long? Enough of plans and plans that will never work, please NFF must go.

     
  • Kels Tamanu 3 months ago

    Having gone through the thread, I see many people are of the opinion that the NFF should be staffed with former football players though I’m yet to understand why they want it so. To me o, it doesn’t even matter whether the board members are footballers or not. But if we have decided coupled with the stance of the Sports Editors, Augustine Eguavoen, Many, Amuneke, Amokachi, Okocha, Ikpeba and Mutiu should all come on board as members.

     
    • Kels Tamanu 3 months ago

      ****Kanu

       
    • Dr Banks 3 months ago

      I still see you mention Eguavoen here, this name is synonymous with failure and heartbreak ever since he came into limelight………………

      Do you remember USA ’94 in the match against Italy? Eguavoen was the defender that committed a needless foul in the box leading to Italy penalty for the 2nd goal in extra time

      Eguavoen has handled the junior teams with poor results and failure several times. The same U-17 team that he failed with in 2003 was harnessed by Siasia to win U-20 WC Silver in 2005.

      He also failed to with arrays of stars in 2006 AFCON by not scoring a single goal in regulation time of the knockout stages.

      In 2011, he failed to qualify our Olympic U-23 Team to London Olympics 2012

      And now he has just failed again in AFCON and WCQ but you guys now wants him to be NFF President, surely you are very high on drugs before typing this rubbish @Kel Tamunu

       
      • Saturday 3 months ago

        Dr. Bank, ples, let’s listen to Kel Tamanu. Some of us aren’t here for plastic nonsense. Do you have another former player in mind? Tell us who is more qualified than Austin Eguavoen as NFF president and back your choice up with facts. That shouldn’t be difficult.

         
  • I HAVE NO INTEREST IN NIGERIA FOOTBALLING MATTERS AND NFF ISSUES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!! STILL NURSING THIS DISAPPOINTMENT

     
    • Igbekun Abo 3 months ago

      Well said brotherman Ugo. That is why I and I will only make few comments in here. The pain too much. Eguavoen failed.

       
    • Yinkus 3 months ago

      @ugo lol

       
    • Selfmade KING 3 months ago

      Lol!! I told u to have heart absorbers and transplants but u were busily talking haha

      Sorry bro lol

       
    • MONKEY POST 3 months ago

      LMFAO!

      @UGO IWUNZE Remember I warned you and everyone here that nothing good will come out from a TEAM led by EGUAVON..

      But you all thought I was one CRAZY GHANIAN..

      Some said SOUTH AFRICAN

      Some said half NIGERIAN, half GERMAN

      Some called me AMUNIKE. Maybe am JEALOUS..

      LMFAO!

      I saw the DISAPPOINT coming bro so am not SHOCKED…

      LMFAO!

       
  • Sunday Oliseh targeted to becoming the next SE coach, pls Brothers what have we done to NFF?

     
    • Dr Banks 3 months ago

      I really will have to forget totally all about Nigeria if above story finally come to pass. For God sake, whom did we offend to deserve such punishment? Why did NFF love recycling failures?

      Oliseh dumps the team when he realized that he has failed woefully in the task given him and not capable of winning Egypt to qualify for AFCON 2017 after he couldn’t beat ordinary Tanzania away from home and now only a retard will even consider re-engaging him as a coach again after 4 years of inactivity

      This NFF and Sport Minister can be so dumb

       
      • Greenturf 3 months ago

        It’s the sports minister that’s championing the return of Oliseh against the Nff’s wish,who would rather a foreign coach succeed’s Eguavoen.
        However,Dare a hardcore local content preacher is pushing hard for Oliseh.
        Apparently,Dare is not done with destroying Nigeria’s football,that man is dangerous!we need a crusader to help fight against this heartbreaker called Sunday Dare!

         
        • Edoman 3 months ago

          I told you guys that
          Dare is a madman. Only a madman will forget so soon the damage Oliseh did to Nigeria football not too long ago.

           
    • Akanlo Ede 3 months ago

      Wat Kain of nonesence is dis? Afta wat he deed, how Kan olise kome bak to Koch Nigeria? Dis is bad news.

       
  • Fellow countrymen and women, please, let us give Mr. Sunday Oliseh a second chance. He didn’t fail in his first stint and chances are, he has learnt a few lessons from his first experience. I’m not totally against employing any kind of foreign helping hand. I’m in favor of hiring a foreign competent match-video analyst to work under Mr. Oliseh. In my opinion, Mr. Oliseh is a far better coach tactically than our last two coaches. I like his coaching philosophy of building from the back. Defense win championships. He just needs to be given the necessary support and freedom to do the job.

     
  • Dr. Drey 3 months ago

    I cant laugh alone. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me

    Clueless coaches had to be told by players who are coached abroad by world class coaches that Ghana had changed formation…..LMAOOooo

    No wonder they only brought on Ighalo and Musa in the last 10 mins and Sadiq in the last 3 minutes….LMAOoo

    I put it to anyone that has as much as a pint of honesty in his blood that Nigeria lost the world cup ticket at the start of the 2nd half in Abuja when Otto Addo and his team put heads together and decided to switch tactics and formation knowing 100% our own coach/technical director has found it as an aberration to changes pattern/tactics, be it in the middle of a match or in the middle of a tournament.

     
    • Dennis 3 months ago

      Dr drey, truer words have never been spoken. We all stood here and kicked against the sack of rohr. I remember when that demented omo9ja said Cape Verd’s coach and the coach of CAR were better than rohr. I remember when he also said the success of our team under rohr was down to individual brilliance and any coach would excel with the crop of players we had
      Omo9ja said we will see total football from Mr no nonsense. All the players he wanted-olayinka, umar, awoniyi, Nwakali, bassey,dennis were all invited under Mr no nonsense yet we failed. That sick dude called omo9ja said amunike should be drafted into the super eagles team for us to succeed in qualifying for the world cup. He was drafted in and we still failed. Suddenly, he’s no more in support of the meter tactician but he’s now doing for olofinjana. When we were dumped out of the AFCON, eguaveon’s supporters said it was lack of time to know the team as well as okoye being the reason for our exit. Francis uzoho came in and the Ghanaian coach was appointed just some weeks back but he had the better of Mr no nonsense
      People like odegbami, jimmyball and omo9ja are the reasons we have middle fingers.

      I’m still waiting for odegbami to do his write up

       
      • Footballfanatic 3 months ago

        Eguavoen is a retarded bitch……When they brought on the no 2 Yiadom he should have known that that was a 5 man defence as Odoi who was their no 2 before the introduction of Yiadom had switched to a left wing back as Odoi can play left back, left wing back and right back….but these fools probably didn’t even have a scout nor a video editor. This is why we need a foreign coach. Our local coaches are too archaic and do not develop themselves. We can’t afford to have them anymore cuz football is way more scientific and technological during this day and age,

         
        • Footballfanatic 3 months ago

          Video analyst I meant

           
        • Bob Martins 3 months ago

          @Football Fanatic if that is your name.

          You can discuss with facts without necessarily resorting to abusive words. That exposes how weak you are.

          For anything Eguavoen won Afcon bronze as the national team head coach. I don’t know any other living Nigerian former player that has attained such feat. For now, Eguavoen remains the better person to occupy the headship of the NFF that is if the board members eventually resign or do you know of any other former player with better credentials?

           
          • Footballfanatic 3 months ago

            You are a fool and no amount of writing will from a faceless individual like you will change my opinion or outbursts here…Keshi won the Afcon and did not even have the quality this retard had also when he won bronze he had Martins, Ikechukwu brothers, Kanu, Ayila, Mikel, and a solid team but only to make the stupid mistakes he makes in the semi final again same tactics………Years later it is still the same one dimensional tactics nothing changes with him. You seem to be the weak retard here trying to correct every one here like you are some know it all bitch. Na God go punish that your stupid mouth. Idiot! Nigerians are pained this fool is writing weak…..

             
          • So because Eguavoen managed to win bronze age ago he is competent enough to head NFF? How many medal did Eto’o win as a coach that made him good enough to head FECAFOOT? Oga your sense of reasoning is impaired.Looking at the present situation on ground,did Eguavoen show that he learnt anything especially after being kicked out of AFCON by an assistant coach? One of the things that makes one a good administrator is the ability to learn quick and be proactive.Bros,Eguavoen is not it.

             
          • **ages ago**

             
    • Golden Child 3 months ago

      Can’t argue with this submission.

       
  • Bob Martins 3 months ago

    I should have suggested Samson Siasia for the NFF presidency but he’s been banned by Fifa. Meanwhile, we need to come up with any former Super Eagles player that has better credentials than Augustine Eguavoen, otherwise Eguavoen with available facts is primed to getting the job as the head of NFF remembering the fact that he has served at various capacities in the Football Federation.

    Sunday Oliseh is not the person.

    FACTS ON SUNDAY OLISEH

    Manager: Fortuna Sittard
    16/17 (Jan 2, 2017) 17/18 (May 1, 2018)
    *REPORT CARD : F9

    Manager: Nigeria Nat’l Team
    15/16 (Jul 11, 2015) 15/16 (Feb 26, 2016)
    *REPORT CARD : F9

    Caretaker Manager
    CS Visé CS Visé
    14/15 (Feb 6, 2015) 14/15 (Jun 30, 2015)
    *REPORT CARD : F9

    Manager: RCS Verviers
    08/09 (Jul 1, 2008) 08/09 (Jun 30, 2009)
    *REPORT CARD : F9

    Oliseh’s report card doesn’t inspire confidence.

     
    • Facts don’t lie. Thumbs up!

       
    • Larry 3 months ago

      Oliseh started his coaching career in Belgium with youth teams in the Belgian 3rd Division Verviers, notably the Under 19 team. He graduated to the first team as chief coach season 2008–09 Verviers. During the 2014–15 season, he was appointed as the Chief Coach and Club Manager of RCS VISE Belgium 3rd Division. In 2015–16, he was appointed by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) as the National Team Chief Coach. He made an impressive statistic of; 14 Games (Only 2 losses) 19 Goals scored, 6 conceded. He qualified Nigeria to the CHAN tournament in Rwanda, qualified Nigeria to the Group phase of the 2018 world cup Qualifiers and on his first game as Chief Coach of Nigeria in an AFCON qualifier managed a draw in Tanzania. He resigned as Nigeria’s national coach February 26th, 2016, exactly a month to the team’s encounter with the Pharaohs of Egypt in the AFCON qualifiers, citing contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages and benefits to his players, assstant coaches and himself. On 27 December 2016, it was announced that Oliseh had been appointed as the new manager of Fortuna Sittard. He was fired on 14 February 2018, and claimed the reason he was fired was because he refused to participate in illegal activities at the club.

      Sunday Oliseh Awards
      In 2017, Oliseh won the Bronze Bull award of Best Coach as coach of Fortuna Sittard in the Dutch second division

       
      • Mtcheew!! So you had to waste your data on someone who isn’t as qualified as Amuneke??? Martins is asking for any ex player with a better credentials.

         
        • Samuel 3 months ago

          Even those clubs are not well known. To me Sunday was just an advance PE teacher.

           
      • Chike 3 months ago

        @Larry, 3rd division is not even rated, the reason I think Bob Martins coined it F9.

         
    • onwajunior 3 months ago

      Not a fan of Oliseh, but I think he did well at Fotuna. He got them promoted and still played well in the main league, if I remember correctly. They fired him because he no dey hear word… has coconut head!!!

       
  • Ako AMADI 3 months ago

    Nigeria needs a forensic audit of the NFF and the Ministry of Sports. They must account for how they’ve been spending money meant for Sports development. Unknown to the public, quite a lot of money flows from FIFA, FIBA,the World Athletics Federation into the country. Some of this cash is used to prop up the squandermania of the Ministries of Sports in Abuja and the states and the travels of NFF officials. Yet, the image of Nigeris was damaged when the NFF dismissed their German coach eithout his pay.

     
  • Edafe Ehs 3 months ago

    @Bob Martins what do you have on Emmanuel Amuneke and Seyi Olofinjana? Or are they not qualified to lead the NFF?

     
    • Oga go and sit down, NFF is not a birthright of ex players, but exclusively for people with intelligent and business oriented individuals. Organizations like NFF are runs not through football technicality but through sound digital business minds. It’s demand leadership with acute sense of running an organization for productivity and profitability. Do you know that revenue generated from premier league alone is more than GDP of 16 west African countries (excluding Nigeria) and 3 times more than Nigeria’s GDP, and it’s never run by any of their ex international. I mean the English premier league board. Most of this ex internationals that u are clamoring for were mostly drop outs, and most of them refused to develop themselves more.
      It’s not about being a footballer, it’s about what you have upstairs. Football worldwide is business.

       
  • MONKEY POST 3 months ago

    SMH…

    Omo this PINICK get mind o!

    Have been going to his INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT morning till night all over his DM to give him a HELL there but my guy no send…

    If EGUAVON couldn’t stand my dragging(una know me for that one na) na him go fit stand???

    SMH…

     
  • Yinkus 3 months ago

    @ monkeypost, are you sure that man dey visit all those platforms. Or may be He had been advice not to because backlash.

     
    • MONKEY POST 3 months ago

      LMFAO! E tire me…

      But the man celebrated his daughter birthday recently na?

       
  • SE need a new coach from BRAZIL, Germany or Portugal.

    The coach should start with CHAN eagles let him qualify the team for WAFU and CHAN.

    We need unbiased coach not all this Beggy Beggy Nigerian coach or 94 set

     
  • I respect all Nigerians who contribute their opinion here. I’m sure we all want the best for our country’s national team. Just to make it clear that I am in favor of this NFF board and their leadership resigning. Too many allegations and controversies has trailed their stay in office for so long. I suggest they do the right thing and that is, leave. I do feel for Mr. Eguavoen from a human point of view in light of all the flak he has taken. Let us remember that he did not hire himself. I respect Mr. Eguavoen but I would not have hired him as our national team coach given his poor record. I was surprised when I read, he has been hired. I guess, he was hired because he the nearest thing resembling an experienced coach available at the time. Speaks poorly of NFF’s competence. Don’t mean to ruffle any feathers here, but I strongly believe that Mr. Eguavoen’s predecessor should have been let go after the 2018 World Cup. He was exposed over there. Nice human being, good man-manager, good fatherly demeanor, but just not a good Xs & Os coach. The next big decision awaiting, hopefully a new NFF board is the appointment of a new national team coach. Hopefully, they will see reason to go for a homegrown coach. Yes! I continue to believe in our ability to do things by ourselves, for ourselves. In either 1977 or 1978, I believe it was, when the then Head of State of this country, Major-General Olusegun Obasanjo [Rtd] announced Operation Feed the Nation [OFN], Nigerians immediately pooh poohed the initiative. Mind you, it was meant to make us more self-reliant in food production. But very people wanted to do the hard work that goes with it. Perhaps, if we weren’t so dismissive and had been patient and done the dirty work then, we could have graduated to a modern mechanized farming system by now. And maybe, could have become self-sufficient in food production and even an exporter of food by now. The same administration introduced The Price Control board [PCB] in 1978, aimed at keeping a firm grip on inflation and thwarting hoarders and it was working. But it was us, Nigerians who grumbled and protested until it was scrapped. In 1984, the late Major-General Tunde Idiagbon [Rtd] introduced War Against Indiscipline [WAI] aimed at reorientating Nierians, something that was and is still sorely lacking in Nigerians. But as is so often the case with programs introduced to make things better in our country, we rejected it. Fellow Nigerians, are we better off today? Sorry for taking up your time with this long epistle, but my main points are [1] we should try and look in the mirror sometimes when blaming people in power, [2] we shouldn’t always throw everything homegrown overboard and finally, that we should try and believe in ourselves and by extension in fellow Nigerians that we can do good things, that foreign content is not always better that domestic content. We need to shed this mindset that every Nigerian is corrupt, that every Nigerian is incompetent and is incapable of doing better that a foreign hire. Please, let us try and see if we can convince the likes of Mr. Michael Emenalo, Mr. Seyi Olafinjana to come back and assist in reshaping and repositioning our football. Mr. Sunday Oliseh deserves our backing.

     
  • Nigerians like to give them selves unnecessary wahala. This thing only requires facts.

     
    • Ranti 3 months ago

      Don’t worry @Ken, you go soon hear how Iyabo and Gbenga were sharing a plate of Amala when Obasanjo was only 32 years old.

       
  • MONKEY POST 3 months ago

    We have heard this before and they are all LIES!

    If you’re truely against the SACKING of GENERAL ROAR why then did you take up the JOB???

    GREED I guess…( He wanted to REAP where he didn’t not SOW)

    LMFAO!!!!!

    But it all BOUNCED BACK…

     
  • MONKEY POST 3 months ago

    Now you see why I spend time here calling him a DUMBASS?Thank GOD he is gone…

     
  • Moses 3 months ago

    Even from the link you posted, it is obvious Eguavoen didn’t want a vacuum to be created during the too close to call preparations for Afcon21, if you remember we were only 2weeks to Afcon when Nigeria sacked coach Rohr. Remember that the NFF begged Eguavoen to assume the position as an interim capacity. Deliberately, he didn’t receive any salary package. He did all that for the love of the country. My concern now is will Eguavoen accept to serve as NFF president when begged to do so? This should concern us since we want a former super eagles player to occupy the position when vacant. Cameroon already has a former player, Etoo as their FA president and I think that is a good precedence. Or did you have a different opinion and why?

     
  • ABDULRAZAK 3 months ago

    Yes o, coach Eguavon. When we need a coach that will not win any important game or lose an important world cup qualifying match, then we will call you.

     
  • It’s not our culture to tesohn after mpt performing well. The sport’s minister cannot sack then because FIFA may come in. Can you tell me where a whole Board had resigned in Nigeria? From the presidency to the board taking care of a street. The new board that will come in will not do better. Almost all appointee or elective persons to a position are there for the money. All those calling for the resignation of the body, both guild of sports editors and fans are also currupt so that if they are elected or appointed to occupy the resigned position, they will not do well too but used it to feather their nest. Nothing will work for Nigeria. Railways. Power. Education. Military. Road. Religion. Sport. Presidency. Police. NNPC. Relationship. Security. Tell me what is working.
    It’s only Jesus Christ taking over the affairs of Nigeria that can make things work and I’m not joking. We are to currupt. An individual was on the neck of Delta government accusing them of currupt. So the government sincerely wanted to use him to run some inspection of some of their projects. He was asked to take okada to the state house. He had no money for the fair. So they gave him 100k to give the okada man. He gave only 5k and the okada man was blessing him. Vote this present board out but to resign? Eguavoen resign but he’s regretting it and wants to reapply. He has seen that he’s a ‘mumu.’ He would have served his contract out.

     

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