Nigeria’s former international president has expressed anger over NPFL players’ intentions to bar them from playing in non-competitive leagues in Europe.
Former Nigerian international Tribhuvan West has explained Amaja Punk’s remarks that internationals based in the NPFL are not allowed to join “mushroom clubs” abroad as “insensitive” and “shameful”. Will be.
In the run-up to Saturday’s international friendly against Mexico, addressing the Super Eagles – home players – the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Punk, vowed to prevent football agents from allowing players to join unknown leagues in Europe.
Instead, he promised to help West African players join forces with a major league in Europe, citing the examples of Valerie, Valencia and Lille.
The statement has undoubtedly sparked controversy in Nigerian football, with the former Auxerre and Inter Milan defender weighing in on the issue.
“You can’t put people in the league against their will who don’t respect them, compensate them, protect them or take care of their welfare.” BBC Sport Africa.
“Such remarks by the head of Nigeria’s football are insensitive and shameful.
“Instead of improving and focusing on the structure around the league, you are ordering adults where and how to earn a living.
“his [NPFL] The league does not pay footballers and contracts to save the lives of footballers.
“It does not have the power to stop a footballer who has access to the clubs he described as small leagues or ‘mushroom clubs’. Right now, there are no small countries in football. Are not.
He said that we have all seen from the ongoing European Championship that the so-called small nations are creating difficulties against the big countries.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s Albania, Luxembourg, Moldova or Georgia. Anyone who offers to play in those countries has the right to go anywhere. They are offered a professional contract.
“Players’ agents or representatives should fight the NFF in this war and go where they can earn a living.”
In his own words, Pinnick said his administration would do everything possible to help him get to the top club.
If you live in Nigeria, you are going to a top club. A FIFA official has been quoted as saying that Vilariel, Valencia, Lille, and all the proud football clubs and a mushroom club are not better than you. Barela.net.
“I want to expose you people at a high level, when you are going to a foreign club, and we will not allow any agent to take you to countries like Cyprus, Belarus, etc., no, we never “Don’t let that happen and I will make sure no transfer is made under such circumstances.”