By KATE OBODO
Chief Coach of Insurance of Benin, Rowland Ewere has rated the 2010/2011 Nigerian Premier league very low side, following the enormous problems it encountered this season.
With only one round of matches to go for the end of the 2010/2011 season, Ewere stated that this season is the worst he has ever seen since the history of the NPL.
In a chat with Inside out Premier League, he said,“ so far, the 2010/2011 league season has been so bad. Ever since I have been following the Nigerian league, this is the worst I have ever seen. I pray next season will be better than this.
He continued, “Honestly, it is the worst of them all, starting from lack of sponsors, postponement here and there. For a country like Nigeria, it does not augur well. It’s so bad that we are still on with the 2010/2011 season when we are supposed to be in another season.
“My advice is that, the NPL should ensure that they have a planned football programme for next season, so as to avoid the problems encountered this season. They should ensure other games do not affect the league matches particularly the continental and FA competitions and other factors that contributed to the delay of this year’s league.
“The problem we are facing in the our senior national team today is not because we do not have good and talented players but because we do not have a good structure and good football programme. Because of our inability to manage our league properly, it is really affecting our national team, and unless we get it right, we will still remain the same,” he stressed.