Ahead of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) elective congress fixed this Friday in Benin,the capital of Edo State capita, one of the frontrunners for the office of the president, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, has promised to prioritize the the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and other domestic leagues.
Gusau, who is the current chairman of chairmen in the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF board, said he would also focus on grassroot football as part of measures in developing the sport.
“Rebuilding and rejuvenating our domestic league is top on our agenda when elected into office. The NPFL, NNL , NLO and the NWFL for women league are key in the progress of Nigeria Football.”
“If our leagues are vibrant, I believe the successes will reflect on the performances of our national teams. And for us to have strong national teams, both male and female, we have to focus on grassroot football which is the breeding ground for a better league,” Zamfara FA chairman said.
He further added that age grade national teams will be given necessary attention as that will go a long way making the senior national teams, Super Eagles and the Super Falcons world beaters.
“Another area our administration will focus on is age grade football, for our national teams to prosper, the male U17, U20, U23 and their female counterparts will be given all necessary attention.”
“The senior national teams, Super Eagles and Super Falcons will surely get better if our cadet national teams are strong.”
Recall that in April, CAF appointed Gusau as a member of the Youth Football Organizing Committee saddled with the responsibility of organizing AFCON U17, U20 and U23.
The election to usher in a new NFF President is scheduled to take place on the 30th of September, 2022 in Benin, the Edo State Capital.