Looking back at how long sport has begun in Nigeria and looking at where we are, we will see that we are not improving at all, I think we are even retrogressing.
The professional Football League is under the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and it seems they have not gotten the right direction still.
Most of the clubs in the league are owned by states' governments unlike. A sport journalist that was interviewed on a sport program said before private clubs were dominant in the league and then sport was okay and doing well, he made mention of Julius Berger team and other private teams of then.
Recently, private club owners disclosed that they want to start a parallel league, Nigerian Private Investors Football League (NPIFL) which will help develop football in Nigeria.
The group that want to set up this league discloses that they have # 400million available for the league, also high renumeration to the winners with the winner to take #100million naira. Assurance of stadia for each team is also given and TV sponsorship for the league which will help to promote the league.
Remember that one of the problem of Nigeria league is promotion due to lack of TV sponsorship. Even TVs in Nigeria like DSTV are not helping in promoting the league which some people think the government is supposed to partner with these TVs to promote sport.
People reacted to this in different ways with some thinking it will give sports the independence deserved while some think it is illegal that they should work with government to promote the existing league instead of creating a parallel league.
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