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Nigeria Football League to Nigeria Professional Football League , Nothing has changed. (Part 1)

Nigeria Football League to Nigeria Professional Football League , Nothing has changed. (Part 1)

I can’t believe there will be a time under League Management Company that our league will be in a mess that reminds us of our horrible past .

From IMC through LMC , nothing worthwhile has changed .

It was the short dispensation of Nduka Irabor as the boss of LMC that brought hope but the hope is now in darkness .

From the Galadima led NFA to Chief Obaseki ,who adminster the league for five years , nothing changed .

Even as the Obaseki led board includes members like Aisha Falode , Ade Ojeikere , Amanze Ucheagbulam , Sani Lulu and Mr Kasali , nothing changed.

There was certainly no obvious improvement in the league during the tenures of Oyuiki Obaseki.

After internal crisis kicked David Owumi out as the chairman and Nduka Irabor became the LMC chairman in 2013 then we began to hope .

But what we have now under Shehu Dikko is a drifting hope and the only succour is that we are better than the past .

This year will mark 47 years of league football , 29 years of professional football and 16 years since the domestic league football underwent radical change with the introduction of premier league under the Galadima led NFA board , it is still very impossible for two clubs to do a simple player transfer.

Even with the introduction of the Domestic Transfer Matching System in 2015, it has not being able erase the issue of Ownership tussles , contract disputes and financial transparency – The three major plagues of Nigerian football League.

Players Welfarism has only improved on papers , The framework and guidelines of NPFL is a dead robot .

The Club Owners Association , who League Management Company declared as one of the problems of the league are now Siaseme Twins .

Who will bail Nigeria Football League , who will make Nigeria Football League professional ? , it has never been professional .

No single initiative of the League Management Company has lasted more than one season – some of them comes on and off .

Instability and lack of trust in the Nigerian League Referees is bane of the league .

Just few weeks ago , it was reported that Former Kano Pillars’ goal keeper , David Obiozor was involved in match fixing in the final of the 2018 aiteo cup and the League Management Company has been informed .

Where is iProsport , am yet to see a single bottle of Isotonic Pro Sport , what is the benefit of FBT partnership ?

We are yet to see NPFL berth on Sky TV , Ben TV , etc .

Who are the two service provider that is deployed to engage , monetize content and expand the fan base.

What of Kari Xchange and VDL.

What are the benefit of the partnership of the company aforementioned.

What of NASD ?

To be continued.

Mudashiru Shittu

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