Corner-kick: our very packed preseason schedule

All around the country, clubs have begun their preseason preparations. When does the league actually resume? Nobody can say for certain. We continue to observe. But let's look at the actual preparation. What does it entail? Is it needful for our purposes? We live in a culture where it is acceptable to state the reason … Continue reading Corner-kick: our very packed preseason schedule

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Rumor mill: Enyimba transfer stories

Good morning Guys, So today I'm gonna write on the transfer stories making headlines all over the place. Our League isn't there yet tho, where you'd hear of more concrete transfer gists involving transfers, amounts and duration of contracts. But today, we'd just talk about these rumors. First of all, there's a story on goal.com … Continue reading Rumor mill: Enyimba transfer stories

Ab’dallah: The burden of being Enyimba’s Head Coach

While there is still no word from the club via any of its official channels, we now have word from the horse's mouth. Usman Abd'allah has been given a new one-year contract, and will stay on as coach of Enyimba. First things first: this is very richly deserved. He stepped into the breach to remedy … Continue reading Ab’dallah: The burden of being Enyimba’s Head Coach

Developing funding alternatives for NPFL clubs

Four years ago, I remember walking into the office of a Nigerian Premier League Club General Manager to discuss the above topic. I had figured out that a club with some much pedigree and support could generate revenue which can guarantee self –sustainability. I left the meeting shell shocked with the apparent hostility of this … Continue reading Developing funding alternatives for NPFL clubs

League season ends but a storm is coming

Good day Guys, It's a late late post today. Apologies. I'll just say, it's circumstances beyond my control. I did try; but sometimes trying is not enough. And for this sake, we have this blog coming 10 hours later than it usually comes up. Apologies. Ndo, Pele. The last couple of hours have been intense … Continue reading League season ends but a storm is coming

NFF makes first decision on League resumption/termination

Good morning Guys, The NFF was in a meeting yesterday to determine how the League ends with the Giwa-Dalung inspired indefinite break. It still beats me how patriotic citizens of a country will rather let the country burn because their selfish interests aren't met. Don't be like these Nigerians guys, dare to be different. Well, … Continue reading NFF makes first decision on League resumption/termination

Of League resumption and cleaning up house

Saturday morning blogs are generally quite fancy for me. I envision Saturdays to be the long morning where there's no hurrying to work, so most of my audience are lying lazily in bed with so much time and with eyes glued to their cellphones seeking juicy stuff. Well, I do have bits and pieces of … Continue reading Of League resumption and cleaning up house

New Season prayers for the skipper 

Confidence comes from winning matches and silverware and on the basis of that, I think I really am on my way to being a very good football coach. In fact I can see me in my dark suit and red tie addressing the media ahead of a big kickoff..."I think we have a good chance … Continue reading New Season prayers for the skipper