Former My People FC player, who is now the vice captain of the Super Eagles, Eddy Ogenyi Onazi, has heaped praises on the Nationwide League One (NLO), calling for more sponsorship to help it grow.
Onazi, who recognized the role the amateur league played in his football career during his formative day’s at My People FC of Lagos, wants more support and sponsors for the grassroots league.
“Well, we still have a lot to do in our leagues but I really thank the new people taking charge of the league; they are doing amazingly well, but we still need more sponsors and investors in the league to make it grow,” Onazi said.
Meanwhile, The Nigeria National League (NNL) Body, which happens to be the Division 2 in Nigeria have also approached organizers of the Nationwide League One (NLO), as they sought medical assistance in combating the various medical challenges ravaging players in the NNL.
Recently, a player in the (NNL) Saka Abdulazeez died of cardiac arrest, a situation which the organizers of the Nationwide League One could have prevented.
The NLO had put all it’s players through medical checkups before the start of the season; and it was confirmed that about 40 players were not fit to continue playing football.
Borrowing a leaf from the NLO’s approach, the NNL has requested help them with their medical personnel to conduct screening of their own, with chief medical, Dr. Adebola Olajide member of FIFA medicals granted permission to help the NNL in this regard.