Onigbinde Rubbishes Nigerian League


As the Confederation Of African Football, CAF looks ahead to her 33rd Ordinary General Assembly in Khartoum, Sudan next week, a member of the Technical Committee, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde has taken a swipe on the Nigerian Premier League, NPL saying it is nothing to write home about.

The onetime coach of the Super Eagles, who guided Nigeria to the Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup, was speaking against the backdrop of the failure of the Home-Based team to qualify for the second edition of the Orange African Championship holding in Sudan.

He disclosed that, it is a shame that the Home-Based team have failed twice to qualify for the ongoing Championship meant for footballers plying their trade on the African continent, insisting that it is a true reflection of how the Nigerian League is being managed.

The Modakeke high chief, who is in Sudan to attend the 33rd ordinary General Assembly of CAF, said the reason for the failure of Nigeria to qualify for the championship are clear indications that both the Nigerian League and the players are not good enough.

“Since the Championship is meant for home-based players and Nigeria have failed to make it on two occassion, that is a true reflection of what the Nigerian league is all about. The league is not well administered and the players are also not good enough, because if they are good they would have qualified for both editions of the Championship”. Onigbinde concluded.

—Adebobola   Alawode