Forum call on players to boycott the Nigeria league come the 2020/2021 season as Joshua Daniel of the 2007 under 17 winning world cup team seeks Minister of sport attention.
The forum for better organized Nigeria league and professionally ran club side as called on all the players in the Nigeria national league and premier league to boycott the league come the 2020/2021 season if the authority does not call for a stakeholders meeting to look at the template sent to the minister of sport and the league board and adopt it.
The coordinator of the forum in kaduna said that, if the authority are sincere about way forward then, this is an opportunity.
He highlighted some of the requirements as(1) insurance policy and pension for players and coaches, (2) Application of players transfer rules and proper drafting of players and coaches contract and enforcement (3) Four of the five club licensing requirements must be met before being cleared to play in the league,that is sporting requirements, Legal requirements, financial requirements and Administrative requirements (4) Preparation and submition of financial statement to appropriate authority two to three month after season ends (5) Application of financial fair play to suit the Nigeria environment.
Also speaking was Usman Ahmadu, a player of kada city stars who also called on all players in the league to support these course , he sad they should remember there is life after football and fight for their right now. He added that there are a lot of Nigeria boys in some small countries because they are Better organized and that so many Nigeria players are in Europe doing nothing in the name of looking for players abroad
” I am calling on all the players in the league to boycott the league if the authority do not put in place these controls the forum as put together
it is for our own good,all of us can not travel abroad,so let us make our own better
At the forum also was Daniel Joshua who played for the 2007 under 17 world cup winning team. According to him, he has an accident while going home from the under 21 camp in 2008 ,had an accident and has not been on his feet since then.
The niger state governor took me to Germany some years back, I did operation but there was not enough money to finish the therapy, I am still bed ridden till date.
He called on the players to learn from his situation, ” if I had insurance and pension scheme, my situation will not be like these. I am also calling on them to support the forum to fight for a better organized Nigeria league by boycotting the league.
He also called on the minister of sport Mr Sunday Dare,the NNF president Mr Pinnick to come to his aid for him to finish his treatment Abroad, he added, I have been permanently on the bed since 2008,I need help.