FOOTBALL FEELINGS THIS MORNING!
Last night, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund qualified for the semi finals of the European champions league. It was a great game by Real Madrid with Christiano Rolando showing the stuff that has established him as truly the world best. No fluke! Malaga played well, but for lack of experience on how to handle such a game.
Today, there will be two crackers Barca V. PSG and Juventus V. Bayern Munich. My desire is that Bayern Munich and PSG will qualify too. Two German teams at semi final stage will be great for a country that has good policy on buying of players and transfer matters.
I like the German football. The German league has teams with great history and pedigree. They are business like and not noisy like some teams in Spain and England. There is a decent rejuventation of the German football. I love it. I see German posting good results at Brazil 2015 World cup.
The German teams remind me of my darlyn team in Nigeria, Enugu Rangers International. The only team in the Nigeria Premier league that has not gone on relegation. A highly resilient team. Congratulations, Enugu Rangers for making Nigeria proud at the African continent recently. While the other teams in continental competitions have crashed out, you are still there. My rugged and dogged team, I salute you. Do more for us at the African continent this season.
Lobi Stars that went down 7 – 1 should be investigated. We need to know what went wrong. Heartland FC of Imo State could not be rescued by the Imo State Rescue Government. The team could not charter a flight for its game at Gabon when it became most necessary. What is the management of public finance all about? Heartland FC is one team that has achieved alot, yet the team’s welfare is not a priority issue to the owner.
NFA and NFF should come hard on owners of teams, be it government or companies or individuals, who are not investing well in the teams to quit from the teams. Our Premier League should be made attractive. If our football must catch up with that of the great soccer nations, there is need to peg the minimum sum owners of Premier League teams must invest in teams annually. There is, also, need for a template on football club management and minimum qualification for coaches of Premier League teams. Football is big business, the owners must be ready to invest now.
I suggest that we should understudy and adopt the German football administration approach. It will faciliate Nigeria’s emergence a truly football power in the World.
Let’s nurture and harness the many young soccer talents in Nigeria!