By Adebobola Alawode.
A FIFA licensed football agent, Princely Nnamdi Nwanfor has slammed the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF for not doing enough administratively.
Nwanfor, who is also the Proprietor of Ajalli United berated the NFF on a number of fronts. First on the list of his grievances was the failure of the Amaju Pinnick-led board to attend the burial rites of late captain of the Flying Eagles, Isaac Promise, who died recently and had since been buried.
He said he was shocked when he read on the Internet that there was no member of the NFF at the burial.
In his words “I’m really angry with the NFF with the way and manner that they treat our ex-internationals, I was shocked when I read that the NFF did not send emissaries to the burial rites of the late Isaac Promise, only for me to read that they were not carried along, that’s no excuse to me, I was at the service of song held for him in Atlanta, United States of America, it is disheartening I must confess”.
He urged the NFF to tender an unreserved apology to the family o the deceased and that they should stop treating Nigeria’s ex-footballers with disdain.
Still on the issue of maladministration, he said the failure of the NFF to develop football at the grassroots level is the reason Nigerian football had remained stunted, hence the issue of age falsification always arises whenever the country is preparing for age grade tournaments.
According to him “We are where we are today because we have failed to do the needful, what I mean by this is that until we return to schools sports there is no way we can measure up with countries that take developmental football seriously.”
Continuing, he registed his pains on hearing that the NFF even went ahead to vote for another player in the run-in to the last CAF Female African Footballer of the Year instead of Super Falcons’ and Barcelona forward, Asisat Oshola.
Hear him “It is a shame that the NFF voted another player instead of our own Asisat, is that logical? No. No matter the circumstance they should have given her their votes if they had no sinister motive.”
Away from the tongue lashing of the NFF, Nwanfor commented on the transfer window asking Nigerian footballers to be wary of the devil’s carrot.