..says, team camp is now marketplace
By Lateef Adekola
Criticism have continued to trail the unsolicited visits to the Flying Eagles training camp by club administrators whose players are amongst the invited players.
Friends of Nigeria Sports (FSN), a group of sport journalists, stakeholders and enthusiasts have raised the alarm that these club owners and administrators are somewhat putting Chief Coach of the team, Ladan Bosso and his assistants, under pressure with the aims of influencing the final list of selected players.
In a message signed by FNS’ spokesperson, Asiwaju Akeem Busari, it called on the NFF to stop these group of people from further paying unsolicited visits to the camp and causing unnecessary distractions for the coaches and players.
“It is shameful that some of these club owners and administrators are putting the coaches under pressures and ostensibly, aiming to use their presence to influence the final list of the players.
“These acts didn’t start with this present national camping, I remember it was the same situations when we had the last Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles camp. And we remember the shambolic performances of these teams,” Busari noted.
“The message this unwholesome acts is telling us is that young and talented players, who have no godfathers to influence their chances of a final selection can never make it in the national team.
“The various national teams have become a market place, where truly gifted and age eligible players, can never make it, except players of the highest bidders,” he added.
He admonished all concerned stakeholders to call out the NFF to stop or ban the agents and marketers masquerading as club administrators from the team’s camp.