Eagles Will Soar In CHAN, Says Galadima

Former NFA Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, says he foresee a successful outing for the Super Eagles at the forthcoming African Nations Championship, even as he said he has been in touch with the leadership of the NFF on how best to groom the Golden Eaglets for the future.
Galadima, who spoke from his base in Kano, said with the pedigree of the technical crew headed by Stephen Keshi and the quality of players invited for the tournament he sees Nigeria doing very well at the championship.
“Yes, there is the time factor problem but I know what Keshi and his team can do and now some of the best players in the local league have been invited to fight for shirts hence my optimism”.
On the recent departure from the Super Eagles camp of Eaglets’ Kelechi Iheanacho, Galadima opined that while the player has a future career to pursue, the NFF which also helped in his development must keep a close eye on him and other members of the team.
“Europe is good for them because they can help groom them well both in football and education but I have told the NFF to keep an eye on all the players because they are future champions of the world. I also told them so when they paid me a visit here in Kano and I’m saying it again, they must be closely monitored to avoid exploitation and being misled by football profiteers”, he said.
In doing so, Galadima said the NFF will not only be helping Nigeria but the players themselves. “We have cases in the past when some players made so much money but could not even manage it, let alone asking them to come and be part of Nigerian football and sports management. That is what we must guide against and education is key to this”, he said.

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