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OPINION: Buhari Deserves Accolades For Inviting Oliseh To Develop Football In Nigeria

For many years, Nigeria's football has been on the decline. Note that football at different seems to be suffering from different fundamental, structural, and grassroots problems. Normally, Nigeria is known for having one the best youth teams, but recent performances suggest otherwise. Note that the last time the Super Eagles won any major tournament was in 2013, where Stephen Keshi won the African Nations Cup.

Photo: Sunday Oliseh || The Guardian

However, former Super Eagles player and Gold medalist, Sunday Oliseh, announced through his official Twitter page that President Muhammadu Buhari invited him and 10 other compatriots. Furthermore, he said they were charged through the sports ministry to develop a 10-year master plan to develop football in Nigeria.

Well, President Buhari deserves accolades for adopting this long-term plan in a bid to revive football in the country.

Photo: President Mohammadu Buhari || BBC Pidgin

In My Opinion, This Initiative Suggests Two Things, take a look!

1. The President Is Concerned About The Progress Of Football In Nigeria.

Photo: Sunday Oliseh || Daily Post

After Sunday Oliseh announced through his official Twitter page, it's clear that President Buhari is truly concerned and already making moves to taking Nigeria football to where it used to be. It must also be stated that if the 10-year football development plan is properly executed, Nigeria could once again be celebrated by the world.

2. Nigeria Could Go Back To The Grassroots To Haunt For Talents.

Another thing that the 10-year football development initiative suggests is that the country would go back to the grassroots to look for raw talent. Also, it is expected that this move would also help the local league develop. Note that if these plans are properly carried out, the Nigeria league can also produce highly-rated players. 

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