Former Super Eagles player Etim Esin has advised the new league board led by Davidson Owumi on how to make the Nigeria Premier League moreÂ attractive for public viewing come next season.
According to him, the need for corporate bodies to take over the sponsorship of the leagueÂ is very vital. He said, there wa s the need forÂ private bodies to back the league if it must grow,as it will do whole lot of good for the league along sideÂ sustain and pave way for maintenance.
On theÂ issues of referees being bought over by home teams, Esin said it should be addressed along side security for both the referees and the players and even the fans.
â€œWe need an attractive league next season , just like it is with the foreign leagues. We need to put so many things aright if we must excel in our plans. Thank God, it is being managed by somebody who is knowledgeable in the game. We need to bring our fans back to watch the league just like it is done abroad. We also need to make it moreÂ attractive so that clubs can sell a player for huge amount of money like it is done in Europe.
We need professionall refereesÂ who will not be carried away or swayed by home teams with money whenever they are officiatingÂ on a home.
â€œOur pitches also should be put in order. Matches should also be transmitted live so as to reduce corruption. These and many more need to be put in proper shape if we want a full stadia,â€ he said.