Random Thoughts On Football Associations!  –Odegbami

There are several things on my mind drawn from my piece last week.

Reluctantly, but very importantly, I return to the issue of State Sports Associations and their place in the structure of Nigerian sports administration. I use the State football associations only as a reference. What concerns them is replicated in every other sports association.

The States football associations presently wield enormous powers that they are not entitled to. They presently occupy a place in national football administration that they should not in the correct architecture of football administration.

They are an administrative body comprising all the members of the football family in their States. They organise programmes for their members within their States. They are not apart from the members that make them up in their States.

The leadership of their members in their States make up the National Football Federation. The State Football Association is not, therefore,

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