Tuesday, May 17

Odegbami Applauds Cancellation Of League Season, Recounts Playing Days

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Former Green Eagles captain, Patrick Olusegun Odegbami, has lend his support to the cancellation of the 2019/2020 League season by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Odegbami who was a guest of FCT Football Update WhatsApp Platform said the cancellation of the League season was the best that could happen to Nigeria football league season because of the situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the ex-international, “It made absolute sense that in the midst of a pandemic that Nigeria is unprepared for, that we don’t know much about, that the whole world is learning about the virus, for us to plunge our young people and those who follow football into that kind of risk, does not make sense”.

He insisted that the health and safety of the players, officials and the spectators were non-negotiable, thereby applauding the cancellation.

The man popularly called “Mathematical” by his admirers during his playing days said that the high moments in his playing career was “winning the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time”.

Odegbami, cited the none qualification of the country for the World Cup as the only regret of the period. He rated improvement in the facilities, equipment and technicalities as the high point of present day football.

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