Edema Fuludu, a member of Nigeria’s 1994 Nations Cup winning team, on Tuesday said there won’t be any visible achievement at the senior level without deliberate efforts to groom talents at the grassroots.
Fuludu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos against the backdrop of abysmal performances by the senior national teams.
“Any country that is serious about the success of football and any other sport should pay attention to the grassroots, we need to put in place the right mechanism.
“I strongly believe that if we are deliberate, we will have a solid structure that will stand the test of time, look around you, the likes of Europe see football as a business.
“In sane climes, a holistic approach is taken to ensure uniformity around the country, so it doesn’t matter where you are in the country as long as you have talent, the system will locate you,’’ he said. Read more