Former Super Eagles defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, has urged the Nigeria football Federation (NFF), the Ministry of Sports and the Federal Government to collaborate with other stakeholders in the country’s football to build a hall of fame museum to make it easy for Nigerians to recognise and appreciate players that made sacrifices and used their talents to boost the image of the country at different times.
Speaking in the wake of the demise of ex Eagles star, Ajibade Babalade last week, Udeze said it is imperative for Nigerian footballers to be honoured and remembered after contributing their quota to national football development, adding that building a hall of fame museum would spur the current players to be more committed to national team duties.
Udeze noted that Babalade’s death presented stakeholders the opportunity to reflect and plan how to honour Nigeria’s retired internationals.
The ex Paok of Greece defender wondered how past heroes in Nigerian football could be remembered if a notable trade mark like the hall of fame museum does not exist. (Guardian)