Lagos - The League Management Company (LMC) have revealed
that they had in stock great plans to celebrate and honour veteran player and
league legend Victor Ezeji as he retired after two decades of meritorious
service in the Nigeria premiership.
Chairman of the League Management Company Mallam Shehu Dikko
disclosed this on Thursday while featuring as a guest on 'Naija Made', a sports
show on Supersport monitored in Lagos.
The LMC boss who spoke on a wide range of issues as it
affects the successes and future progress of the Nigeria Professional Football
League (NPFL) recalled how the LMC ensured that Victor Ezeji was registered for
Heartland of Owerri last season for him to make the historic 20-year record of
play in the NPFL.
Dikko added that the LMC have put in place several plans to
bring Ezeji on board in the League programs and activities as a way of
celebrating and honoring him to serve as a role model and motivation for other
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According to him. "Yes we have plans to bring him on
board, we are proud of him as a role model, we will honour and celebrate him to
motivate others and above all for his discipline and education which we want
other players to emulate. Again he was not too much in a hurry to go and play
abroad," he said.
Meanwhile in a related development, the Association of NPFL
club chairmen and Managers (Club Owners) have enjoined Players plying their
trade under the NPFL and other leagues in the country to emulate the high level
of professionalism exhibited by veteran legend victor Ezeji who retired
recently from active soccer after 20 years of Play in the domestic league.
A statement by the Association in Abuja Thursday jointly
signed by the Chairman Isaac Danladi and the Executive Secretary Alloy
Chukwuemeka salute the courage, discipline and exemplary exploits of Victor
Ezeji whom they described as a true Legend of the NPFL.
The Association urged the Nigeria Football Federation NFF,
the LMC, the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and other relevant
bodies to honour and celebrate Ezeji to serve as a motivation for younger and
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