Business mogul and owner of Real Sapphire Football Club Mr Frank Peters has raised his voice up through the sports director of his club that the frequent intimidation being displayed by some people in NFF will be restricted completely by the club.
Francis Ogete lamented that the negative influence, non challant attitude and self corruption of some personalities of the NFF has only contributed to the fall and death of academies in Nigeria.
How can a registered academy in Nigeria have a problem with the Egyptian FA and the NFF turns her eyes off? We are talking about transfers that involved 5 players. Imagine how much we used to finance these players out of Nigeria only for us to hear that some clubs in Egypt through a scout hijacked them.
How can they play for clubs internationally if they are registered with the NFF under our club, who issued international transfer certificates (ICT) for them.
We are not going to bow to NFF, we will start fishing out the people involved in this dirty deal, we have gone to FIFA already and we are calling on every Nigerian interested in football to call the NFF to order, the sports director said.
We will ensure that this issue gets resolved and we want to clearly send a message to Amaju Pinnick to call his men to order.
Let us inform Nigerians that the academy has invested over N20m on these five players over the years, we will ensure that the investment will count.
Kazeem Balemo, Moses Odo, Ogenetega Laba, Ajibade Abiola and Odo Joshua are the five players.
We presently have confirmed information that two of them are playing in leagues in Egypt while another one is playing in Saudi Arabia.
The big question is who cleared them in the NFF?