Onigbinde seeks adequate funding of sports clubs

Coach of the Federal Road Safety Corps Football Club, FRSC FC of Abuja, Akinade Onigbinde, on Monday called for adequate funding of sports clubs in the country to boost the performance of Nigerian clubs, especially in international competitions.


Onigbinde told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that inadequate funding was inimical to the development of the country’s football league.


He said that welfare of some clubs in Nigeria had been reduced to the lowest level. Some of our clubs even travel by road to far away countries for matches. And some even squat with others in hotels because of poor funding for accommodation,” he said.


The coach, who described the trend as a threat to football in Nigeria, said it had retarded the progress of the game.


Onigbinde urged the Federal Government to galvanise policies for football development, saying, it is time to adequately fund clubs, especially representatives of the country in international competitions.

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