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Ex Footballer Peterside joins NFF Presidency race, vows to Restore Football in Nigeria

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…Rolls out 8 points agenda
Joel Ajayi
As September 30th NFF election is draw nearer,  A sports analyst/commentator with a super Sports Idah Peterside joined the race to be next president of NFF.


An ex super eagles goalkeeper Peterside said that Nigeria has a rich history as strong football nation that need someone who has all it take to drive it globally.


He gave this assurance on Wednesday in Abuja, when he officially declared his intention to run for the position of President of the Nigeria football governing body NFF.


While speaking he said Nigeria football need surgery, it need surgery in two ways the national team and Nigeria league that must be fix.


According to him, I pledge to work with people various levels of society, government, corporate world, to do my all in restoring the pride of Nigeria football.
“If I become President of the Nigerian Football Federation, I will propose and undertake to establish a world-class football centre at the national level like Morocco’s Mohammed the 6th football centre that features world-class equipment, and accommodation designed to develop high-achieving football stars.


“Women’s football will be given the priority it deserves. I will work towards galvanising the women’s league by not only increasing the prize money for the eventual winners of the league but also actively seek for sponsorship for teams that are struggling to maintain their status in the league. 


“We will work towards increasing TV coverage as well as seek sponsorships for all the club sides in the country. No football club should have to be in a position where they are unable to pay their players or afford to travel to away match venues.
“Nigeria deserves to benefit from the experiences and know-how of ex-footballers like me who want to serve this beautiful country of ours.”


He however, rolled out 8 points agenda to toward the full restoration of Nigeria football.


The. agenda include; a more inclusive and Democratic NFF, Developing the standard of the local league including the pro league and second division, to focus on women’s football, establishing a world-class football centre at the national level.


Other agenda are; Funds for state football and affiliated association; Registration scheme for ex-football international; introduction of TV right and sponsorship packages as well as develop Grassroot football.

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FCT Residents shun FiFa World cup for OteforWealth championship

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Resident of FCT weekend shuned the ongoing world cup Games in Qatar but trouped out en mass to cheer their different states participating at the ongoing OTE4Wealth National championship.


The Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding at the Water FC Stadium, Apo Abuja is in in honour of Diamond Jubilee celebration of Nigeria’s foremost philanthropist and Business mogul, Femi Otedola Femi Otedola who clocked 60 on November 4. 

In matches day two, Bayelsa advanced to the next round of the maiden edition of #Ote4Wealth National Football Tournament on Saturday.

Edo were the victims as Bayelsa humbled them 2-0, with John Raphael registering a brace.


Goals from Zakari John and Biola Brian was the tonic Abia needed to defeat Taraba 2-0.
A superbly taken free kick by Ehiam Akami helped Akwa Ibom pip Ogun 1-0.

Meanwhile, FCT also beat Oyo 1-0. Sani Auwalu was on song for the winning team.
Ajoh Chika’s header settled the game between Ebonyi and Enugu. 


Ekiti and Niger failed to score at the end of regulation. The latter won 4-3 on penalties.

Match Day 2 Results.
Abia 2-0 Taraba 
Nasarawa 0-3 Osun
Cross River 0-0 Kebbi (AP 1-4)
Ondo 0-3 Rivers
Enugu 0-1 Ebonyi
Kogi 0-0 Anambra (AP 4-3)
Akwa Ibom 1-0 Ogun
Katsina 0-3 Bauchi
Zamfara 0-2 Kwara
Ekiti 0-0 Niger (AP 3-4)
Oyo 0-1 FCT
Delta 1-0 Yobe 
Edo 0-2 Bayelsa

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