A group of concerned football stakeholders, has announced the formation of an Association of Football Administrators in Nigeria (AFAN) to help set a standard for football administration in the country.
This is contained in a statement by Godwin Bamigboye, Chairman, Grassroots Sports and Marketing (GSM) Ltd and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja.
“AFAN is an independent body that will be made up of football administrators at all levels.
“There is the need to set a standard for football administration in Nigeria and evolve a template for leadership recruitment into the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and States’ Football Associations.
“I have consulted with a number of football administrators and still reaching out to others in my capacity as interim national coordinator of the association, ” he said.
He expressed optimism that the formation of the association would serve as antidote to the rather poor football administration in the country, adding that it would unveil more of its plans in due course.