Newly-appointed chief operating officer of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Emmanuel Adesanya, has vowed to reposition the Nigerian second divisional league to international best standards.
Adesanya while speaking to newsmen in Abuja, yesterday stated he would be bringing his wealth of experience to fore, adding that all stakeholders would be carried along as they seek to place the league on the world map.
“I felt excited, and it’s a call to service to my father’s land, am back to the terrain, I have always been a competitive person thus calling me to come back to the NNL is a challenge to me” he said.
“We will look at what led to the state of the league, from there we will able to know how to go about it, as it stands the doctor in the hospital will need to examine the patient before he will know now to treat the patient”.
“We will seat down with stakeholders, club owners and even the media to see what led to what the league was and how to move forward, we will have a formidable team that will help us reposition the league. Football administration is dynamic and continuous, once you have an experience you have to leverage on that which is what I intend to do with the help of God and other stakeholders”.
The astute football administrator who has earlier handled some department in the NFF among them are Head of Africa Inter Clubs and head Aiteo Cup also noted that the board would work tirelessly to ensure that the league gets the required sponsorship.
“We thank Bet9ja for partnering with the league before and we are looking forward to see them and other partners come and sponsor the league, because they already know the terrain and that can only happen with the help of NFF, stakeholders and the media”.
“We are looking at getting a sponsor for the league and see how we can be able to return the league to television. But first we must rebrand and reposition the league to make it attractive where we can bring people back to the stadium”.