‘Our League needs improvement’
From IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu –
A FIFA-licensed player agent, Kester Ezuma has declared that for the Nigerian Premier League to command more respect, proper packaging, players’ welfare and a lot more still need to be done.
Speaking to sports writers in Enugu recently, the youthful agent stated that “our league system needs a lot of improvement in all ramifications as players, technical officials and club manager sneed to come to terms with modern trends in the organization of league.
“The league body really needs to come to terms with modern trend in organizing league football in the country. We need to be steadfast with the implementation of the rules as well as have a football calendar that will stand the test of time. We don’t need to be postponing league games because one of our clubs is involved in certain international competition.
“All we need is to be pro-active and build into our calendar dates of international games and direct clubs accordingly,” stated the agent who has a lot of interest in Ghanaian and Nigerian players.
The Swiss-based agent said: “Our league is too good to be run without sponsorship from the corporate world. So, the league managers should get cracking and get credible sponsors with the right prizing for our league to be at par with those of other top football playing nations so as to stop the everyday migration of talented players out of the league.”
According to him, “also, club managers should be more professional in the way they handle affairs at the clubs by reaching out to people and organizations that can help them properly run the clubs without running to their respective governments for monthly subventions. Nigerian football has to be taken to the next level by all concerned.” he insisted.
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