By Gracious Akujobi
The Chairman of the Nationwide League (NNL), Ahmed Kawu has urged government, corporate bodies and philanthropist to extend their hands of fellowship to the league to enable it compete favorably with its counterparts around the world.
Speaking in a chat with Prompt News Online, Kawu, appealed to sponsors to invest in a league where corruption was reduced to its barest minimal while promising that the next league season will be better in terms of officiating and general welfare of players and officials.
He said “the problem we are facing in our leagues is the fear of sponsors to invest in a league that is perceived to be corrupt but we ate promising anyone who comes along to sponsor the league that it will not be business as usual.
“We are also putting other things in place to make sure 2013-14 season ends without a single case of corruption, at this point we want sponsors to trust us and invest in our league and we assure them of having good value for their money,” he said.
Meanwhile, NNL has engaged the services of Dr Olajide Joseph Adebola, a member of FIFA medical team who will henceforth be in charge of the NNL medical team.
Dr. Adebola’s appointment will help clubs know the type of medical treatment to give their players to minimize cases of injuries thereby enhancing the quality of the players and the league in the Nationwide cadre.