*This monster has matured to kill our football or we kill it
By Collins Ajibola
Harrison Jalla, President of the National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) has called for a heavy sanction on the disgraceful conduct of FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the international disgrace and disrepute they have brought to bear on the NPFL opening glee in Kano.
Jalla who pulled a telephone call to www.gongnews.net said, “both the NFF and the LMC have bred a monster that has grown above the law, which is either tamed or it kills Nigerian football. On this, we are waiting to see what the response of the two football governing agencies will be.”
Of all the allegations against Giwa FC of Jos last season that saw to its conspiratorial and forced exit from the Premier League, none is as terrible as what FC Ifeanyi Ubah has committed now.
Are they the first private club in the country? Didn’t we have Chief Moshood Abiola, Patrick Osakwe, Alhaji Yusuf Salami (Alyufsalam), etc Did they ever bring the game to this level of disrepute? Is the governance rule of club management properly involved in this club?
Last season, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah had to enter the pitch to beat up Heartland FC of Owerri goalkeeper and used his police orderlies to annihilate the player. What did the LMC do? They adopted a rule different from what was in the books to deal with his case.
We are all witnesses to how the NFF chieftains worked all the rules to ensure his team emerges as the FA Cup winners at all costs. All these shenanigans must stop. For the Kano show of shame, he must be heavily sanctioned or we shall lead a new battle to save our football from these people using our football to do personal businesses. That is why it is difficult to appropriately sanction him.