Acting Secretary of the Club Owners Association in Nigeria, Mr Alloy Chukwuemeka has predicted that with the high performance level of Nigerian players in the local leagues, Nigeria stands a stronger chance of producing over 70% of Africa’s first eleven in the nearest future.
Speaking with Journalists in Lagos Thursday, chukwuemeka who was a special Guest at the Glo/CAF Award held at the prestigious Eko hotel in Lagos said a lot of talents abound in Nigeria noting that with the success of the Golden Eaglets at the World cup, future players that will form Africa’s first Eleven will have more Nigerians.
The General Manager of ABS FC, praised the Leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation for the successes recorded so far adding that they should sustain the tempo as the giant of African football.
He commended Globacom and the organizers of the event for showcasing Africa positively through football.
On the African footballer of the year award, the former Yobe Desert Stars Media chief said the three nominees were great football stars but Yaya Toure deserved the honour based on merit.
On the kick off date for the new season of the Glo premier league, he said a meeting of the LMC and the club owners would hold on the 13th of January in Abuja to discuss and fine tune issues of registration, pre-season activities as well as the new kick off date.