Former Super Eagles assistant coach stated that the Nigeria government doesn’t know the economy impact of a professional football league.
This was due to the poor management of the league, the league was billed to start the new
professional league in the country.
The league wasn’t professional as the organizer where struggling to organize the competition, after cancelling the league in March due to the outbreak of coronavirus, but they are yet to resume.
The league management fails to address the public on why the league didn’t start as it has been scheduled for December 6.
The main problem of the league is bad governing body, and since the reform and the LMC was govern those who govern the league has no affiliation with football, they are there by merit.
They don’t feel what sport fan feel, probably don’t feel hurt.
Erico speaking to Guardian sport wants LMC to provide reason why the league is not active
“Those managing the leagues are the ones that can tell us why the leagues are yet to begin. We don’t need to be in a hurry because I know if we don’t have the capacity to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic, which is in its second phase across the world.
“I think the government too doesn’t realise the worth of football. The PTF has to give them the go-ahead to start before they can do anything and I don’t know what they are waiting for.
“The government doesn’t see sports as big business. They only show interest when there is money to share,” he said. The coach expressed his sympathy for the clubs in continental competitions, saying it would be tough for them to cope in CAF championships with teams from countries where leagues are already on.
“We stretch our luck too far in this country. Our clubs taking part in the CAF inter-club championships are living on 50/50 luck whenever they face teams whose leagues have been active for a long time. Then you ask yourself how would our players cope in terms of fitness?
“And if they will play against a North African club, forget it, because they will stand no chance. As it is now, our qualification for the next round is predicated on 50/50 chances, it’s either we win or lose.
“We shouldn’t stick out our neck for them in this year’s CAF championships because our clubs are not prepared enough to go far in these competitions,” he said.