FCT Football Association chairman,Alhaji Adam Mouktar Mohammed on Friday posited that the implementation of the 10-Year Football Master Plan remains the only panacea to stop Nigeria’s dwindling football fortunes.
He further said the master plan will also put a stop the rancour being witnessed among football stakeholders.
Mohammed, a leading presidential candidate in the forthcoming Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) election disclosed this during a live radio appearance on 99.9 Kiss Fm Abuja Sports Show, “Sports Rush.”
“It will interest you to know that before now, Nigeria does not have a football plan or blueprint. The current fighting among stakeholders is a result of a lack of policy direction.
“The current 10-Year Football Master Plan has the capacity to end the rancour among stakeholders, and also transform the country’s football architecture with more focused attention on the players.”
The FCT FA Chairman said, his decision to contest for the number one seat in the Nigeria Football Federation was borne out of his desire to transform the current state of the country’s football.
It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari recently received the master plan saying football remains the number one sport in Nigeria and a national asset.
According to Buhari, his administration will resist any attempt to undermine its development.
“It is the responsibility of the government to safeguard the sport, which has brought Nigeria many laurels, and treat it as a national asset, just as I expect and demand a higher standard of patriotism, responsibility and commitment from those charged with the administration of our football.”
Buhari also urged stakeholders to work together constructively and patriotically.