The Forum for Better Organized Nigeria Leagues and Club Sides has described the Nigeria Leagues as amateurish in nature, as they fall short in terms of professionalism inline with international based practice.
The Coordinator of the Forum, a sport journalist and a Chartered Accountant, a sport and financial consultant, Mr Vincent Akinbami made the disclosure at Press Conference in Kaduna.
“Considering the unprofessional manner Nigeria leagues are been ran over the years and the amateurish nature of acclaim professional football clubs, we have come out to say that things cannot continue like this”
He called on the Minister of sports, President of the Nigeria Football Federation and all stakeholders around the country to join the crusade for a better league and help to stop the current leagues from commencement until a meeting for reforms on leagues regulations is held.
“If our call is not adhered to in two weeks, we will be forced to call the attention of FIFA and CAF to non-adherence to club licensing requirements by our clubs and go to court to stop the leagues from starting”.
The Sports and Financial Consultant explained that the absence of transparency and accountability in players transfer system and the violation of regulatory guidelines on limited liabilities’ requirements by the leagues clubs are glaring.
“Financial reporting absent or underplayed thus running football club become unprofitable in Nigeria”.
The Forum however suggested a number of proactive measures to fall inline with based practice globally.