The Commissioner for Sports in Ogun State, Bukola Olopade, has vowed to revolutionalise sports in the country as the chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation.

Olopade, one of the contestants for the NFF presidency said he had everything to lift the game in the country especially this time that the rating of the country is not good enough in the game.

“Nigeria should be among the top 10 countries in the world consistently. We have everything to be there. What we are lacking is the administration and that is why I want to be the next president of NFF.

“With proper planning and vision, football will bounce back as a thing of pride in our dear country. We have so many players abroad and yet we are having problem of raising a quality team.

“The state of facilities in the country is a big issue while we are also not developing the game as we should, “ he said.
Olopade noted that in his tenure in Ogun State, sport had changed for the better.

“The records are there to show. We hosted the National sports festival and emerged third while we also hosted a number of quality football matches including a World Cup qualifier.

“Facilities we have now is second to none because we have four grade A stadiums. The Ijebu Ode camp is now being used as national camp for the Nigerian athletes.

“The Nigerian team that won the FIFA U-17 World cup camped in Ogun State and four of them are from the state. I can go on and on.”


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