Nigeria Football Needs An Effective Scouting Department – Gafar
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By Amaechi Agbo
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has been called upon to create an effective scouting department in order to harness the abundant talents in the country, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Chairman of a Lagos State based football club side, 36 Lions FC, Alhaji Abdulgafaar Liameed gave the advice on Sunday.
Alhaji Gafar who was responding to allegations of soliciting for bribery by coaches for them to invite players to national teams asked players to speak up when they are maliciously dropped by coaches for not give kickback
Gafar who has produced several players for the national teams noted that players agents, club and academy owners pass through a lot hurdles to get their players play in any of the national teams.
“I implore us to please allow the sleeping dog lie (concerning allegations of bribery by Super Eagles Player, Chinedu Obasi that he was asked to give bribe to be selected for the 2014 World Cup Squad)
Final lists going to tournaments will always raise questions, players not making the final cut in most cases has nothing to do with bribing. The bane of this challenge is our silence. Before every of these tournaments let us all start speaking out before the damages are done.
“Our silences too is like betrayal to the most beautiful game on earth.
“I’ll never stop being a patriotic Nigerian.
Most of us go through crazy things to get our players play for the national teams, too toxic! It all needs to stop.
“I’ve been advising secretly and now I’m saying it here publicly, Nigeria football needs an effective scouting department devoid of any kind of interest. I think it is wrong for our coaches to be burdened with the job of scouting.
“We at the semi professional level are the custodian of the incubator, all we need is equal opportunity. If none of these young men talking about bribery could not come up with names, please let us let the sleeping dog lie,” he said in an online debate concerning Chinedu Obasi’s allegation.