July 4, 2020

Igbinovia lauds NFF, FG on Nigeria’s football growth

December 2, 2019
Jeffrey Owen Igbinovia

Nigerian-born footballer, Jeffrey Owen Igbinovia, who currently plays in Germany has commended the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), and the Federal Government in developing the sports sector in the country, especially the football system, just as he also charged them not to relent in their efforts in providing measures to country football system be more standardised.

The 26-years-old VfL Benrath star stated that such measures would empower more youths and create more talent discoveries at the local and international levels, adding that, “It is vital for NFF to create more opportunities and invest on young Nigerians that are interested in football, so as to groom them for the future.”

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He said: “This would help to develop sports in the country and also encourage more people to engage in sports activities, as well as positive the growth of the industry. Playing in Germany is actually very competitive; there are tons of good footballer players in Germany. They focus on techniques and control, meanwhile, Nigeria focuses on power, and it is a very different style of play here in Germany.”

Nino has his fondly called by fans, however, who currently plays in Germany also revealed that he would honour the invitation of NFF if the body considers him worthy to be part of the national team.

Igbinovia expressed his readiness to represent his fatherland in the sports sector, adding that, “it will be a thing of joy and pride for me to wear the Nigeria jersey. If I get a call up to play for Super Eagles of Nigeria, I would definitely accept it. I am proud to be a Nigerian and the ‘green-white-green’ runs in my blood, so no matter where I go, I am still Nigerian,” he said.

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He also charged any desired footballer to be passionate, zealous and determined in actualising their dreams and be mindful to be a good ambassador

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