A former Nigerian international footballer, Mr Larry Kubenje, believes that Nigeria needs to be banned from participating in FIFA organised competitions for things to be done correctly.
Speaking on Sunrise Daily, on Monday, Mr Kubenje said: “People are already scared that FIFA will ban us; we need the ban to get it correctly. This problem will continue all the way in another ten years”.
He blamed Nigeria’s sports woes on former Ministers of Sports and didnt spare the present one either.
He said the minister, instead of rallying aggrieved stakeholders, “was pushing his interests”.
“Amaju’s coming wasn’t the making of the Minister; he had his own candidate. When people begin to push their selfish interest in front, Nigeria will never get it”.
Mr Kubenje, who also noted that the problem of Nigerian football started years ago, added that Nigeria had a bad football structure that has to be dismantled and restructured.
He argued that the premier league was a “mess”. “It is a battle between “the club owners, the NFF and the board”.
Justice Ambrose Alagoa of the Federal High Court in Jos had on Thursday annulled the September 30 NFF electionsiheld in Warri that produced Mr Amaju Pinnick as the President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).
He had also declared as null and void the NFF Elective Congress held on that day, thereby restoring to power the Giwa-led board which was elected in Abuja on Aug. 26.
The decision had meant the board led by Amaju Pinnick should vacate office.
The NFF Executive Committee, led by Amaju Pinnick, has filed for a Stay-of-Execution of the order at the same court, which the court said it will be hear on Wednesday.
However, unless there is change of cognisance in the leadership of the NFF, the world soccer ruling body, FIFA may suspend Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) today from international competitions and all football related activities.
This is even as the Super Eagles still have hope of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to defend their crown and the Golden Eaglets, the reigning champions of the world, ready to compete at the African Championship to be eligible to travel to Chile to defend their world title next year.
With the Super Falcons wining title for seventh time during the weekend, they may miss out on playing in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.