By Oluwole Francis
Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries Football Club (MFM FC) Director of Football, Davidson Adejuwon, has blasted the Nigerian government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari for three sad incidents that befell Nigerian Football this year.
On February 22nd, Remo Stars Football Club assistant captain, Tiyamu Kazeem was allegedly killed by the Nigeria Police Force officer in Sagamu, Ogun State, this was the first sad incident in 2020.
The second incident was the death of Nasarawa United defender, Chineme Martins who collapsed on March 8th in Lafia during an NPFL game. Martins lost the battle due to the poor ambulance by the Nasarawa State Hospital for the football game.
Sadly, the third terrible incident occurred today (March 22nd) as Rangers International forward, Ifeanyi George, Rangers Team B player, Emmanuel Ogbu and George’s friend lost their precious lives in a ghastly accident in Edo State as the League Football was shut down due to Coronavirus and the players were returning home for the holiday.
The Lagos State-based club Football Director believed the three sad incidents are avoidable if the Government has put in place a professional structure for the citizens.
He said; “We lost “Kaka” of Remo Stars to SARS recklessness, we lost Chineme Martins of Nasarawa Utd to the failure and lack of health facilities and now, we have lost Ifeanyi George of Rangers Int’l and another footballer to the failure of good Road and lack of road safety in Nigeria.
“All these three incidents are avoidable but for the failure of good governance. As we in MFM FC condoles with the family of the deceased players and the entire football family, I use this medium to call on our government to wake up to its basic responsibilities of protection of lives and properties of all Nigerians. It is really really sad and annoying because their deaths were avoidable.”