|Dr. Larry Izamoje|
The CEO of Brilla FM, Dr. Larry Izamoje, has called for support for clubs in Nigeria Professional Football League in order to bringdevelopment to football.
He made this call in Lagos on Thursday at the 3rd Memorial Lecture in remembrance of Femi Ajayi, the late founder of Footie Aficionados, a group of football enthusiasts in Nigeria.
The veteran football analyst, who delivered a presentation titled ‘The local football leagues and the future’ at the event, said football clubs in the NPFL needed to be supported in order to raise their standard and generate massive followership.
He, however, noted that there had been a significant improvement in the NPFL under the current supervision by the League Management Company.
Izamoje said, “Poor funding, inadequate information, insecurity, management/ownership control, poor infrastructure, and unaccountability among others challenges hinder the development of Nigerian leagues.”
He said the huge followership enjoyed by European clubs and league across the world was realised through deliberate and concerted efforts of well-meaning investors/sponsors, stakeholders and the media.
He advised clubs to generate revenue through gate tickets, souvenirs, jerseys sales, sponsorship among other streams of revenue. He also urged them to utilise the media in order to promote their games.
Source: Punch Newspaper