If You Want To Produce The Next Messi, Ronaldo Provide Infrastructure – Leon Balogun Tells NFF
By Amaechi Agbo
Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun has challenged the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to do the needful for the development of the game in the country if they want to produce the next ‘Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo’ from the team, Bestchoicesport.com.ng can report
The Rangers of Scotland defender who discloses this in a video trending on the internet noted that provision of infrastructure such as accommodation, home base for the team as well as good pitches are key to the development of the game in the country.
“Why can’t other players perform in the super Eagles?,” the former Brighton and Hove Albion started in a radio programme
“Well, we have to be honest, we are not being provided with the best infrastructure. It starts with accommodation and goes on to pitches and all those kind of things.
“I know I am very outspoken and some people when they hear that, they might come after me but I don’t care.
“If you say you want the next Messi coming out of Nigeria or the next Ronaldo or whosever, you have to make sure that back home in Nigeria, we have the best possibility.
“Why don’t we have a base in Nigeria like we have St James’ Park in England? We don’t have something like that.”
Super Eagles of Nigeria for over decade do not have a particular home stadium for their home matches.
The team’s home matches have been moving from Delta, Uyo, Benin and recently to Lagos, a situation stakeholders agree is inimical to the development of football and stability of the team.