27 February 2013

Nigeria: Maigari Challenges Nigerian Leagues to Produce More Football Stars

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari, on Tuesday in Abuja challenged the various leagues to produce more heroes for Nigerian football, in the mould of Super Eagles' Cup of Nations boys Sunday Mba, Godfrey Oboabona and the rest of the Nigeria-based players.

Mr. Maigari said this during the Nationwide League Congress held in Abuja on Tuesday, saying "The Leagues have the responsibility to work even harder now to produce heroes for Nigeria football following the excellent performance of some home-based boys at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. Surely, the reward for our success in South Africa will be more work on the part of all of us - the NFF, the State FAs, the Leagues and our various Clubs."

He added that "In football, you are as good as your last result. Today, we are the champions of Africa. To maintain that status, we need to work even harder than we have ever done previously. Staying at the top is a lot more difficult than getting there. But be assured that the NFF will always give the necessary support."

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