Adamawa United Boss Identifies Sit Tight Syndrome As Bane Of Football Development In Nigeria
By Ebube Dike
Adamawa United Chairman Emmanuel Zira, has identified the inability of football administrators to relinquish positions easily as the major problem of the country’s football administration, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Zira who spoke as a Guest of the FCT Football Update Personality Interview Segment was of the opinion that if a considerate time in leadership positions are provided in the administration of football in the country, the incessant crisis in the game will be reduced. “I have always been in the forefront of fairness, equity and use of common sense in occupying leadership role in our football, at whatever level and this sit or hold tight attitude to leadership is always the reason why fights in our football system has become a recurring decimal.”
Zira, suggested the way forward saying “We should always give up power peacefully, voluntarily and in a civilized manner to save our football. Our football is bigger than any individual. This is the prism from which i viewed my actions. Also hoping that a lot of our administrators can do same for our football system to always be the winner.”
The former Board member of the Nigeria Women Football League dispelled claims that he resigned from the position, saying that he left when the NFF dissolved the Board with the intention of appointing members into the Boards of the League bodies instead of elections “We were dissolved by the NFF with a year to spare in order to test run the present new governance structure they wanted to introduce which they told us will bring the desired sponsors for the leagues.”
Before the abrupt decision by the NFF, Chief Dilichukwu Onyedinma was chairperson of the League.
Zira said he only resigned recently as the Secretary General of the Nigeria Women Football League Club Owners Association.