Nigeria Football Federation, NFF
Nigeria Football Federation, NFF

Former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Youth and Sports Development Godfrey Gaya has described the decay in youth football to the negligence by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF who are more interested in the Super Eagles than the cadets which is the pillar of football development.

Gaya, who made this known in Abuja, said that the attitude of glasshouse managers is rather unfortunate.

He expressed surprised that Nigeria can no longer be reckoned with in CAF/FIFA organised youth competitions because the current board of NFF is simply paying lip service to grassroots football.

The Former Lawmaker further said that if the current board of NFF did not take urgent steps to address the deteriorating fortunes of youth football, Nigeria will soon disappear in world football.

Gaya also urged the federation to reintroduce winning bonuses and other entitlements at the youth level which is scrapped by the present board.