LAGOS – A former Super Eagles midfielder, Friday Ekpo, on Friday called for the election of requisite individuals into the executive board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to enhance the game.
The NFF Electoral Committee has fixed Aug. 26 for the election into the executive board of the body.
Ekpo, who was a bronze medalist with the Super Eagles at Senegal 1992 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), told NAN in Lagos that the NFA needed administratively and technically sound individuals at the helm.
“We need to get things right, we need to do things in the right way, in the proper manner. If we really have to do election and bring in new people, we should allow them time to build the structure of football in Nigeria.
“I believe that those that know the game should always be at the realm of affairs. If you look at the NFA, a doctor, barrister, engineer, name it all, all the field, you will find them there.
“So, I think the technical people of the game should be able to, because they know where it pinches, they play it and they know it. I don’t mean the one that will go there just because of the money, no.
“I want the one that will see that Nigeria football gets to the highest level,“ he said. (NAN)