Samson Siasia has urged the League Management Company (LMC) and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to sort out the best way to end the crisis rocking the Nigeria professional football league and the Nigeria National League ( NNL).
The 2017/ 2018 Nigeria professional football league season was stopped halfway with fourteen matches remaining due to the leadership crisis that rocked the country’s football governing body for several months after the 2018 World.
However, another crisis erupted after the NNL teams that was directed by Nigeria Football Federation to play in the super eight to determine the teams that will be joining the twenty top flight teams decided not to comply.
However, The crisis has cast doubts on early commencement of the 2019/2020 season and Siasia who made name while playing in the league charged the authorities to find long lasting solution to the crisis.
“I have said many times that we don ’ t have a league in Nigeria .It is laughable that a league was abandoned halfway and no team was relegated while you are adding more teams to the league.
It is a big problem because the league , which is the bedrock of football in the country , is dying . The LMC (League Management Company ), the NNL (Nigeria National League ) and others concerned should sit and chart a way forward .“
The former Super Eagles coach opined that crisis after crisis is one of the reasons home based players are not getting chances with the national team.
“This is why we barely have one home- based player in the Super Eagles. The state of the league is something to worry about because with the way things are , we will have no team to play anywhere.