Former international Friday Elahor has hauled pebbles at the NFF for according to him doing nothing to better the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL.) .
The uncertainties surrounding the league he noted is never the way to go and cannot move it to the Zenith.
The Former Bendel Insurance ace was expressing his views ahead of this weekend’s resumption of the league after close to six months in limbo.
A disappointed Elahor refused to join those who are excited over resumption of the league noting that there is indeed nothing to celebrate.
“We shouldn’t be happy at all; the league has been delayed more than enough. The NFF should be held responsible, I don’t even know the calendar they are using, how could you delay the league for so long? It is not right.
“They are not helping the league and I hope they are going to do something better from now'” he told Goal.
Poor run of Nigerian representatives in Continental championships according to the former Brøndby of Denmark ace is not unconnected with the kick and stop approach to running the league in the country.
Elahor is however not the only one lamenting over the ugly state of affairs as soccer fans who bared their minds ahead of the league kick off, opined that the Nation’s representatives in the CAF Champions league, Confederation cup and Championship of African Nations (CHAN) reserved exclusively for locally based players will continue to perform below par as the players play minimal matches due to hiccups while they face teams that play in leagues without distractions.
“Today you are playing abridged league, the next season you don’t even know when it will start and you will be competing against Egyptian teams where the league is taken seriously what magic do you hope to perform? They queried.
The NPFL 2019/20 season kicks off Sunday November 3rd with eight matches lined up across the country. Rangers and Enyimba have their matches against Sunshine stars and Nasarawa United respectively postponed due to continental engagements.
Some die-hard fans of the league predict that nothing but fireworks will be expected in the ties between Plateau United and Lobi Stars, Kano Pillars and Rivers United and Heartland versus MFM.