Former Super Eagles forward Jonathan Akpoborie has promised to bring total transparency into the the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) if ...
Former Super Eagles forward Jonathan Akpoborie has promised to bring total transparency into the the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) if elected as the President of the apex football body in the country.
Akpoborie disclosed this while speaking on a radio programme on Tuesday, when he reiterated that it is through transparency that Nigerian football can be taken to the next level.
"Football in Nigeria needs to be transparent for everyone to see” the former VFB Stuttgart started.
"FIFA gave us grants to develop our football in the last decade and to be honest with you; I have not seen any money spent to actually develop football at the grassroots level, so that is questionable.
"That's why I said football is governed by the International rules but with what we are doing now we have our own local and when there is a problem they keep saying we want to go back to FIFA, but it doesn't work that way.
"If you are not transparent the private company will not come to sponsor and will not invest in the game.
"There is nobody in the realm of football that is comfortable with that pattern
"I saw what the ex-players are trying to do, it's commendable but what I'm trying to do is not for an individual but Nigeria," he said.
The tenure of the current NFF board led by Amaju Pinnick will terminate in September 2022 and many aspirants including ex-internationals have indicated interest to take occupy by the position of the President with Akpoborie being amongst them.