Giwa targets over N20bn income for Nigerian football

Chris Giwa

Ambassador Chris Giwa has vowed to ensure Nigerian football reach its goal and target by making it lucrative and attractive income wise in no time.

Giwa, who laid strong claims as the authentic president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), disclosed this while inaugurating league boards in Abuja, during the week.

“Every product and brand in our football will be maximised towards the business possible propensity to meet the N2billion income that Nigeria football is valued to be worth if possibly harnessed.

The biggest beneficiaries will be the leagues. The future of our football rest on your shoulders. Communities are the centre of football business. That is what we shall aspire to as an Eldorado.

“It is our ambition to have leagues namely Premier, Women, Nationwide, National League One, youth leagues, futsal (5-a-side)and beach soccer leagues, all profitably functioning well with high financial returns. We want to have a system that will be attractive for foreign players to come here rather than Nigerian players leave in droves to other nations.

“A well programmed football environment will make sponsors to out price each other to have a piece of the action. Our cumulative target is to attract 10 per cent of the nation’s population to do the business in football and we are home and dry. With you behind us and everyone doing his or her bit, then the sky will not be our limit,” the man who founded FC Giwa of Jos stated.

The football administrator also boasted that Nigeria is blessed with all the resources to make its football a huge success across the globe.

“We have everything to make us succeed. Never will our football suffer the kind of setback we have witnessed since 1980 to date. These are the issue driving our passion. We are not here to live and survive on football. We want to use football as a means to national pride, development, income, employment and tourism.

“We have concluded plans to have a comprehensive football data bank for the country. Every personnel I the game from the day they enter the system will be captured in our databank. This will kill the idea of overage syndrome. Secondly they will enjoy maximum insurance cover to remove the incidence of bearing the pains of injuries,” he said.