Catholic Herald’s George Aluo has been appointed the chairman of Nigeria National League (NNL). While Aluo takes charge of NNL, a former deputy governor of Nasarawa State, His Excellency Silas Agara was appointed as Chairman of the Nigeria Nation-Wide League One. Both boards were re constituted alongside the Nigeria Women Football League with Nkechi Obi as chairman. Agara will have Mr. Adeoye Adepeju as his vice, with Mallam Sabo Muhammed Dutse, Mr. Ogheneochuko Ambakaderemo, Mr. Tunji Onatolu, Barr. Bucknor Akintade and Mallam Danladi Ibrahim as members. Mallam Hassan Abdullahi Garo will be the chief executive officer. Mr. George Aluo is the new Chairman of the Nigeria National League, with Hon. Khamisu Ahmed Mailantarki as his vice.
Mr. Yakubu Sarma, Mallam Sani Mohammed, Dr. Donald Ikpe, Chief Joseph Uzoma Ebowusim and Chief Dotun Sanusi will serve as members, while Mr Emmanuel Attah will be the chief executive officer. Renowned marketing expert Nkechi Nneka Obi will head the Nigeria Women Football League, with Hajiya Hussaina Suleman as vice chairman. Alhaja Rukayat Lola Alaya, former FIFA referee Hadiza Musa, Mr. Ayodele Thomas, Ms Henrietta Ehiobor and Mr. Danny Nazzal will be members. The boards will be inaugurated on Monday July 17 by the President of NFF, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau who returned to the country from continental assignments in Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire over the weekend.
At a Glance:
Nigeria National League: Mr. George Aluo (Chairman); Hon. Khamisu Ahmed Mailantarki (Vice Chairman); Mr. Yakubu Sarma (Member); Mallam Sani Mohammed (Member); Dr. Donald Ikpe (Member); Chief Joseph Uzoma Ebowusim (Member); Chief Dotun Sanusi (Member); Mr. Emmanuel Attah (CEO). Nigeria Nation-Wide League One: Hon. Silas Agara (Chairman); Mr. Adeoye Adepeju (Vice Chairman); Mallam Sabo Mohammed Dutse (Member); Mr. Ogheneochuko Ambakaderemo (Member); Mr. Tunji Onatolu (Member); Barr. Bucknor Akintade (Member); Mallam Danladi Ibrahim (Member); Mallam Hassan Abdullahi Garo (CEO). Nigeria Women Football League: Mrs Nkechi Nneka Obi (Chairman); Hajiya Hussaina Suleman (Vice Chairman); Alhaja Rukayat Lola Alaya (Member); FIFA Hadiza Musa (Member); Mr. Ayodele Thomas (Member); Ms Henrietta Ehiobor (Member); Mr. Danny Nazzal (Member)
Don’t renew Paseiro’s contract, Oguntuase tells NFF
As the debate on whether the renew the contract of Super Eagles’ handler, Jose Paseiro continues to attract reaction from football stakeholders, former Super Eagles player, Jide Oguntuase has joined the millions of Nigerians who want the football house to jettison renewing the contract of the Portuguese. In an exclusive interview with the Catholic Herald Sports Oguntuase queried why his contract would be extended when he has not done anything to show he’s a good tactician and was emphatic that the NFF should look inwards and engage a local coach to handle the team. “I’m really concerned on why the NFF should still be interested in having Jose Peseiro as the Super Eagles gaffer.
To me, that’s wasting tax payers money because he has not done anything to justify his continuous stay in the country. “I believe that it’s high time we do away with the idea of hiring a foreign coach because we have quality coaches in this country who can deliver once the right environment is created for them to operate. “Although many people are arguing that the Portuguese qualified us for the next AFCON finals but they fail to ask themselves the type of opposition he faced in picking that qualification. Oguntuase noted that for Nigerian football to move forward, an experienced local coach who understands our environment and the psychology of the players should be engaged and such a person mandated to visit some league venues to discover some of the talents who abound in our various leagues”, he stressed.