Nigerian football will grow through strategic and viable investments-Oliseh


Monday, August 17th, 2015 5.00pm/

Super Eagles Coach Mr Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh believes Nigerian football will grow with massive, strategic and viable investments in the game at all levels.

Mr Oliseh made this assertion at the floor of the Nigerian stock exchange, where he paid a courtesy visit and performed the official closing gong for the day.

Accompanied in his visit by the Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation Mr Ajamu Pinnick, the former Super Eagles captain also noted that in a highly capitalized economy, there was no way the game could survive and evolve without critical funding hence the visit to the market.

On his new role, he committed to giving over 100% dedication to his job ensuring that the Eagles becomes a team to be reckoned with once again in the international scene.

Giving his remarks the NFF boss Mr Amaju Pinnick described the visit to the exchange as symbolic, but was more particular about utilizing the capital market platform, for Nigerian clubs to be listed.

In his words, we are here to see “How we can attract Nigerian football clubs to access the capital market”, which according to him was a key avenue for tapping funds, in a challenging economic phase.

Mr Pinnick said the NFF was planning to expand its engagements with key corporate firms in the country, acknowledging the fact that Nigerians are passionate about the football game, which desires quality and professionalism.

He also shared briefly about the refurbishing  plan of the Football house and engagement of notable auditors and financial advisors, which will reposition the game to be competitive in the globe.

Speaking on behalf of the stockbrokers, the Doyen Mr. Sam Ndanta commended the NFF leadership for appointing Mr Sunday Oliseh as the coach of the Super Eagles, and tasked the ex-midfield maestro to walk the talk on his job.

Mr Ndanta assured the NFF and Super Eagles of maximum support, but harped on the need for corporate governance and transparency in the operations of the football house.

The Eagles Coach and the NFF Chairman and board members were received at the event by the CEO of the stock exchange, Mr Oscar Onyema.

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