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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE

Former Super Eagles striker, Benedict Akwuegbu has advised the organizers of the Nigeria National League to improve the quality of the officiating and seek credible sponsor to make it attractive.

The Nigeria National League has been on hold since December 2019 due to financial constraint, and a possible return date is yet to be approved by the authorities before the demise of their chairman, Chief Chidi Offor Okenwa. His death was announced on Tuesday after a brief illness.

Akwuegbu was in charge of Mighty Jets FC, in the Second-tier league few seasons ago believed the Nigeria Football Federation have a lot of work to do in order to improve the league and make it marketable.


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According to Brila.net, The former Super Eagles striker also added that poor officiating and lack of sponsors are major problems facing the national league and called on the Nigeria Football Federation to do something quickly to correct the situation and come to rescue of clubs participating and competing for honours.

" They must improve the officiating of the NNL, they should try to bring more publicity and more sponsors in order to encourage fans to the stadium. Generally, I think NNL and NFF are doing their best.

" But then, no organization is perfect, every Association have lapses, but we must encourage our own, and let’s hope that after the Covid-19 thing will get better and clubs must be run professionally in order to making things easier for the Football Federation," he concluded.

Akwuegbu was a member of the Golden Eaglets at the 1989 FIFA World Cup in Scotland, but didn’t make a single appearance, he was also part of the Super Eagles squad to the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan.

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