Former assistant coach of Akwa United, Duke Udi believes the League Management Company have what it takes to finish the league, despite debate on if the league has what it takes complete the remainder of the season. Udi made this revelation in live radio program ‘SPORTS LENS’ With Isaiah Akinremi, monitored by Ojbsports.
Many have concluded that Nigeria League cannot match the ‘Project Restart’ task, the Europeans have overcame, but coach Udi, Emphasized on the fact, the League Management company can make it happen, despite challenges.
“We are Nigerians, if we really want to do things we can always get it right, you can’t take that away from Nigerians, If the LMC are determined to finish the league, i know they have the capacity and what it takes to finish the league”
Privatization of the league is one factor that many believe will go a long way, in improving the standard of the league, as almost all government owned clubs we have in the league are in a state of dilapidation. Players complaining of unpaid allowances, logistics problem. All this seem unending.
Some pundits have paradoxically expressed that the ‘PROFESSIONAL’ in the Nigeria Professional Football League, is just as nomenclature, opining that there is nothing professional in the league after all.
The resumption date for the NPFL and NNL is yet to be decided, it is hoped that the league will be restarted as soon as possible.
Nigeria have over 19,000 cases of the deadly virus, 6,581 recovery cases and 487 deaths.
The 20th National sports festival that was scheduled for March was also postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, a new date has been confirmed by Tony Okowa, the chairman of the 11-man committee set up by the Sports Ministry.