FIFA President Sepp Blatter has blamed inconsistencies in administration and technical crew of the Super Eagles as the bane of Nigeria football. NationSport scooped that the number one football man in the world, never hides his displeasure over the continual interference of the supervising ministry in the running of football in country, saying that Nigeria should not be an exception among the 208 countries that are affiliated to FIFA.
Quoting our source who was privy to the meeting held in Zurich eleven days ago, between the Minister of Sports and the FIFA officials, “Blatter told the Minister that FIFA is not happy that football matters are taken to court in Nigeria. He said that they frowned at it, as various legal options have been provided to iron out matters that have to do with the game. He said among the 208 countries that are affiliated to FIFA that it is only in Nigeria that football matters are taken to court.
He said that they stand to lose nothing if FIFA decides to ban Nigeria from football activities, instead that the country would stand to lose because of the high number of Nigerians that are currently engaged in the game. He also blamed the population of the country as one other factor that is affecting the game in country.
He said that countries with smaller population would plan better than those with high population. He said that the country seems to be carried away by its achievement in 1994, not knowing that other countries are planning and preparing harder to challenge Nigeria in the game.
The FIFA boss said he frowned at the employment of coach for the Super Eagles enroute to the South Africa 2010 World Cup, saying that those that initiated the idea never had the interest of the country at heart.
He said that such inconsistency would never allow the game to progress in the country, while advising Nigerians to exercise patience in football related activities, as football can only thrive when it is planned from the grassroots. He did not hestitate to tell the Minister and his team that football business should be left for the Football Federation” our source who cannot be faulted said.
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