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Nigerian football is sick, says Maigari

08 October 2012, 08:06

Ilorin - Alhaji Aminu Maigari, the President, Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) on Sunday in Ilorin acknowledged that "Nigerian football is sick".

Maigari stated this while speaking with sports writers on football development in the country.

"We agree that we are having sickness in our football, but thanks to God, Nigeria is blessed with talents and we will soon get back on track.''

Maigari said that the federation was having many contending issues but believed that the development of football in the country was gradually returning to normal.

He also said that the federation was focusing attention on the local league to ensure its development so as to attract sponsors.

"The federation is fully aware of this and we are not relenting in our efforts. We have set up various committees to look and dig out what the problems are and how we can develop sponsors.

"Very soon, I’m sure we will come up with good news for the good people of Nigeria."



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