A former international, Dahiru Sadi has said despite the gloom caused by COVID-19 pandemic, Nigerian football can still benefit, if football administrators maximally utilise the break caused by the deadly coronvairus to sit down and re-strategise.
Speaking to Daily Trust yesterday, the former Abiola Babes and Ranchers Bees midfielder said even before the lockdown, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, had some outstanding issues to deal with so now that everything has been put on hold, they should get the best out of the bad situation. He warned that post COVID-19 will ultimately exert a lot of pressure on global sports so the right time to begin to prepare to tackle imminent hiccups that would surface inevitably is now. Dahiru Sadi also gave an example of the lingering contract renewal between the NFF and the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr as one of the things that should be addressed now that there is enough time to do so. He said, “It is so disturbing that football is also suffering the impact of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. A lot has been lost within this period of the total lockdown. Football leagues and other sporting activities across the world have been suspended. (Text and photo courtesy Daily Trust)