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Football fans chorus, ‘Maigari should go’

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By Ime Bassey

Following the failure of U-23 Eagles to pick one of the three automatic tickets for the 2012 Olympic football event at the on-going CAF U-23 Championship in Morocco, Nigerian football fans have declared that the Aminu Maigari-led Nigerian Football Federation should quit.

Speaking to Saturday Vanguard Sports, they tied their decision on the failure of the Board to secure any international competition for the country next year.

Kalejaye Hammed spoke thus: “This for me is the worst NFF board I have ever seen. They are competition driven instead of being developmental. Nothing was done to develop the game at the grass root instead they were busy giving special packages to all the national teams.

Aminu Maigari

Though some of them on the Board are good enough for the position but the system must be changed if we must achieve anything. The NFF should be run as a private entity without Government interference and sponsorship. Government should top giving them money then we will be able to remove the sift the shaft from the grain.

Tosin Adeniji: What is the use having them in office when they have failed us woefully? He (Maigari) and his Board should pack their luggage from the glass house and leave. The system is full of corrupt persons which is our major problem in all sectors of the country.

Mathias Omo Oboh: I’m of the opinion that, he and his board should go because 2011 was a disaster for Nigerian football. Somebody has to take the blame, therefore, that is where he (Maigari) comes in. We should start all over again till we get it right.

Samuel Tobi: “If I am Maigari, I will resign because there is nothing to show for his continuous stay. More so, if the Sports Ministry feels there is no problem with him staying, then they too should also quit.

Azubuike Alex Anazonwu: “He should go as nothing good has come out of his Board since inauguration. They have given us so many heart aches which for me, I cannot take again.


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