Africa Games Ends Status Quo Ante, NPFL 2019 Season On The Wings To Kick-Off

By Daily Sports on September 2, 2019

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At the risk of sounding pessimistic, everything in present Nigeria is heading downwards and the people in power seem overwhelmed but have constantly failed to own up to obvious shortfalls. To put it mildly, the country is currently living in falsehood, occasioned by the shortcomings of her leaders that do not know the simple economics of scale hence the country is on the brink of steady decline in all facets.

Well, this is not the issue for the week; however, one must not fail to touch on what is happening in the entire polity that has placed Nigeria and Nigerians in grave danger of herders’ killings, equaling Boko Haram’s mayhem, which left the North East and its environs highly devastated. It is safe to posit that Nigerians have reached the state of ‘un-shockability’ with no end in sight as her commander-in-chief and service chiefs have no immediate answer due largely to perceived compromise.

And now this; as we all know, the All Africa Games recently ended in Morocco with Nigeria placing second on the overall log table. Let me say from this point that I won’t bother readers with how many gold, silver and bronze medals but rather the overall chart. To a distant observer, Nigeria did well but to depth analysts and close followers of sports, it is still all motion, no movement kind of the country’s old story and journey in sports.

I am not at the frame of mind to point fingers or call names here but the fact remains that the people whose responsibility was to superintend this followed the old pathway thereby leaving the country in the lurch. After all, they maintained the status quo and after everything whoever the fire quenched on his hand-carried the can. Except COJA hosted in Abuja, that the country would boast of being in the first position and from thence onwards we have reverted to what has now become the nation’s traditionalplace in the Games since inception.

No sane person will attribute the success or otherwise of the recently concluded Games to the new Sports Minister, rather the former one and noisemaker petty man Solomon Dalung should carry his mess. Yes, sports like every other facet in the polity are suffering heavy distraction and neglect by the Buhari/APC maladministration. Despite this, people are clapping for a government that has no direction but edged on by lies coined by ‘Lair’ Mohammed and championed by the Nigerian media that have been heavily compromised.

But my consolation remains that no army in the world would ever stop a revolution whose time has come. I must not be got wrong here. I am not an apostle of Sowore and his cohorts or the highly hypocritical civil society because the Sowore man is reaping from the same system. It is an open secret that he collected millions of dollars to help discredit a viable, human-faced and patriotic government of Dr Goodluck Jonathan. He has been caught and all those that recruited him to do the Devil’s advocate via his Sahara Reporters have turned a blind eye; after all, he was fully paid for the job. Again in politics, there is no permanent enemy but permanent interest. He helped to create the monster that grew teeth that are biting him presently. Asked for my take? Simply good for him!

 All Africa Games is gone and Nigeria, if it is a country that learns, ought to take stock but alas this is a country that learns about geology on the eve of earthquake! The beat on this country without a system continues until the next edition. Nothing, absolutely nothing, would shift that age-old attitude no matter whatever statement Sunday Dare would come out to deceive the public with.

That is on that as I did say never you expect anything different from Dare and Sports in Nigeria. Nigeria Professional Football League would kick-off on September 13, and Enyimba is the defending Champions. Hopefully, there will be no push forward by the authorities. It is no longer news that the Aba based side is the only team remaining in Africa club championship. The other two, Kano Pillars and Niger Tornadoes have fallen by the wayside in the prelims.  I did not see Pillars supporters or its captain jumping into the pitch to stop the game in Ghana. The way and manner the league is, Enyimba played in an empty stadium and thrashed its opponent which saw them in the next stage. One would only wish the Nigerian sole flag bearer best of luck she is aware that luck does not come without hard work and focus. As veterans on the terrain, the two-time African Champs knows what to do when the tide is high.

As usual, it won’t be that easy, but once we remember that ‘Enyi Umu Enyimba bu Umu Enyimba,’ the team would go far in her third attempt to capture the trophy. As the NPFL season, 2019 is set to start, we look up to yearly football championship where fans would enjoy the round leather game violent free. Let Kano Pillars and other clubs that fan the embers of violence educate their fans on the way and manner to behave as the game never thrives on war or bloodletting but on intelligence and friendliness.

Join us on our usual ever-busy social media handles. Let us discuss further. Meanwhile keep shooting hard, till next week!!

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 2, 2019


 

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