I'LL FOCUS ON LEAGUE NOT NFF BOARD -INYAMA
After fighting his way into the board of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) via an arbitration ruling, veteran football administrator, Chief Emeka Inyama, has declared that his primary concern is how to make the national league better and not being a board member of the nation's soccer governing body.
Inyama, who was last week admitted as a member of the Alhaji Aminu Maigari led board said his joy was that he could now hit the ground running in the task of re organizing the less fancied national league which at the moment has no sponsorship.
'Yes, I am happy the battle is over and I am now on the NFF board. For me, what is making me happy is that I can now get to work because there is a whole lot of work as far as the national league is concerned. I am on the NFF board by virtue of my being the chairman of the national league board and I will put everything into the task of making the league better beginning from the 2012 season,' Inyama said.
The former Abia State sports commissioner, who is into sports marketing said he would use the contacts he has in the corporate world to attract sponsorship to the national league. He pointed out that once the league is well organized, corporate bodies would have no option but to embrace it. 'I am going to run a league with a difference. The era when the league was not well organized is over and once we are able to do that, we will attract corporate sponsorship.
'Things are definitely going to get better because I am not going to concentrate on my membership of the NFF board. The league is going to get priority attention.' It would be noted that an arbitration panel set up by the NFF board recently gave an award upholding Inyama's election alongside that of women's league chairperson, Chief (Mrs.) Dili Onyedinma. The NFF board had following the arbitration award subsequently given the duo the nod to take their place as members of the soccer ruling body.