Akinwunmi Unfolds Four-Point Agenda To Change Nigerian Football – – The Tide

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First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi, has said he has a four-point agenda on which his leadership of the Federation will run if he is elected president.
Speaking in Lagos, Akinwunmi promised to give his all to take football to greater heights, adding that he was well-equipped for the job based on his experiences and various positions held in the running of football in the country.
He said: “My programme is hinged on four pillars of football development, developing the business of football, infrastructural developmentand technological advancement.
“Football development includes grassroots, restructuring of the league, building the women league and training coaches.
“The business of football will receive adequate attention because, without it, we are wasting our time.
“We will make the game profitable to investors so that instead of the usual CSR, they will invest in the game to reap from it.
“Part of our infrastructural development programme is to help people in the grassroots to build facilities in their domains. We will provide avenues for them to reap from their investments.
“We will also institute a housing fund in which players can invest to build their houses.
“Technology will play a great role in our affairs, because it will help us to scout for talents, help build up a data bank, as well as monitor fans in the stadiums to keep match venues safe.”
Akinwunmi acknowledged that many people are vying for the NFF presidency, adding that he has high respects for all the aspirants.
He added, however, “I am well equipped, because from the bottom, I climbed up the ladder with wealth of experiences in various areas of the game. I am ready to bring my all to make the game get better.”
The Lagos Football Association chairman said he has a clear strategy to actualise his 11 strategic actions for the development of the game.
“It is important to think about the schools and the grassroots for us to move forward. We will have national finals, which will see football competitions at the state and zonal levels. The FAs will be empowered in concrete terms to stage events and create competition among the youth.”
Earlier, President of Nigeria Referees Association, Tade Azeez, noted that Akinwunmi had all it takes to take the game to another level in Nigeria.
Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, who was one of the dignitaries at the event, said the state was proud of the candidature of Akinwunmi and what he stands for in football.
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The Head coach of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Seigha Porbeni has described as worrisome, the latest doping crisis facing the country’s sports.
Within 48 hours, two Nigerian athletes were alleged to have failed dope tests. First, was the young high jumper, David Aya, who failed a drug test at last month’s World Athletics Junior Championships in Cali, Colombia.
While the AFN is still trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding Aya’s dope issue, the country was hit by a fresh doping crisis, as a member of the gold winning Nigeria women 4x100meters at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Grace Nkwokocha, allegedly failed a dope test. The team featuring Tobi Amusan, Rosemary Chukwuma, Favour Ofili and Grace Nwokocha, won gold with a new African record of 42.10s. But this may amount to nothing as the anchor of the race, Nwokacha, is in the dope dragnet.
While saying the issue is worrisome, Porbeni said it was too early to jump into conclusion. “I am not supposed to comment on this, because it is strictly under the Chairman and members of the Anti-doping committee of the AFN. However, the matter is still being investigated. As soon as this issue is clarified, the AFN will make a public statement through the President of the Federation. Let us be patient. The Federation is equally as disturbed about this unpleasant development.”
On his part, AFN Technical Director, Samuel Onikeku said: “We just got correspondence and we have not even sat on it.”Some media reports indicate that the AFN has been notified of the development by the World Anti-doping agency as the confirmation of the B sample of the affected athletes is still being awaited.
As a rule, Team Nigeria would be stripped of the medal and the performance, if the athlete involved, Nwokwocha, is not exonerated. Apart from staining the record achieved by Team Nigeria at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the number of gold medal will reduce to 11. President Buhari is yet to officially receive the team in Abuja.
Former Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu, has charged football stakeholders to elect credible leaders to the board of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) because that is the only way to correct the ills of the game.
Speaking in the wake of Super Eagles Team B’s ouster from the African Nations Championship (CHAN) by Ghana at the weekend, Chukwu said that the result has given more insight that the nation’s football is in total disarray.
He maintained that if urgent measures were not adopted to set things in the right way, the country would continue to drop.
“The Super Eagles Team A missed out from the World Cup following a defeat by Ghana; now the Team B has also suffered the same fate in the hands of the same Ghana in CHAN qualifiers.
“This clearly shows Nigerian football is in a big problem as we speak. I don’t understand what the problem with the team is; if it is administrative, coaching or team selection issues, because I am not with the team.
“But my advice is for stakeholders to elect experienced football administrators to come and save Nigerian football. It is a big embarrassment that the country cannot book tickets this year for two major championships.
“If things are not handled right, Nigerian football will not come out of this situation, soon enough,” he said.
Nigerian women football clubside, Bayelsa Queens became the sixth side to qualify for the Women’s African Champions League after winning their zonal qualifier.
The Queens beat Ghana’s Ampem Darkoa Ladies 3-0 in Ivory Coast last Saturday to seal their spot at the eight-team finals, which begin in Morocco on 30 October.
The Nigerian champions join Moroccan hosts AS FAR, inaugural champions Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Egypt’s Wadi Degla, and will be one of four debutants in the competition.
Zambia’s Green Buffaloes, Determine Girls of Liberia and Tanzanian side, Simba Queens will also be making their first appearance.
The final qualifier, from Africa’s central zone, will be decided at a tournament in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 10-16 September.
The group-stage draw for the second Women’s African Champions League will be held in Morocco on Friday.
Meanwhile, Madagascar sealed an historic first appearance at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) but Nigeria and South Africa will be notable absentees from the 2022 finals in Algeria.
Ghana beat arch-rivals Nigeria on penalties after a 2-2 aggregate draw, while South Africa suffered to a 4-1 loss at home to Angola, who triumphed 6-1 overall.
Indian Ocean nation Madagascar will be the only tournament debutants despite being held 1-1 by Botswana in Antananarivo last Friday they progressed 2-1 on aggregate.
Leading nations who will be at the seventh edition of the tournament reserved for domestic-based players include title-holders Morocco, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ivory Coast and Senegal.
The defending champions, hosts Algeria and Libya were already assured of places at the finals after Egypt and Tunisia withdrew from the Northern Group.
The expanded 18-team CHAN finals are scheduled to be held from 13 January to 4 February 2023, and the group-stage draw will be conducted in Algeria on 1 October.
Trailing 2-0 after the first leg in Ghana, Nigeria staged a late rally in Abuja to win the return match 2-0 through goals from Zulkifilu Rabiu and Chijioke Akuneto, the latter through a 94th-minute penalty.
The Black Galaxies converted all five spot-kicks in the shootout while Maurice Ugochukwu missed to eliminate 2018 runners-up Nigeria.
The dramatic victory took two-time beaten finalists Ghana back to the finals after failing to qualify for the last three editions.
Africa’s most populous nation Nigeria boast one of the stronger national leagues in Africa but have reached the CHAN finals only three times – with their qualifying failures including a stunning 2020 loss to Togo.
It was yet another celebration for Ghana in the Nigerian capital city after pipping their bitter rivals to 2022 World Cup play-off ticket at the same venue in March.
In Soweto, South Africa got off to a great start with Prince Nxumalo halving the aggregate deficit by nodding home a free-kick just six minutes into the first half.
But disaster struck for the home side on 39 minutes when an attempted headed clearance by Mosa Lebusa looped over goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse into his own net.
It left South Africa needing to score three unanswered goals to survive with a team sorely weakened by the absence of stars on club duty.
Angola grew stronger as the second half progressed with Jaredi Teixeira a constant menace on the left wing. He set up the second and fourth goals for Deivi Viera and Danilson, and Joaquim Paciencia netted the third with a free-kick that flew in off the underside of the crossbar.
Cameroon, fourth when they hosted the 2020 tournament, netted twice late in the opening half to beat Equatorial Guinea 2-0 and squeeze through, having lost 1-0 away.
Djawal Kaiba broke the deadlock on 43 minutes in the north-western city of Garoua and Souaibou Marou snatched what proved the crucial goal in stoppage time.
There was an even closer call for Ivory Coast, who beat Burkina Faso on penalties after both legs finished 0-0.
Football’s world governing body Fifa classifies CHAN matches as full internationals, and the results count toward its rankings.
Full list of qualified team for CHAN 2022: Algeria (hosts), Morocco, Libya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Ghana, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Congo, Cameroon, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Madagascar, Angola, Mozambique.
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