Nigerian Footballers & Sports People Neglected, why?
The sports that Nigerians have been so revered for over the years, is now in jeopardy. Many Nigerians used to be proud to boast of their athletes and outstanding Super eagles football team, where has that disappeared to in the last 3 years?
With a country over 150 million people to choose from there must be something wrong. Nigerians, especially its sports officials and administrators to whom responsibility has been entrusted to, have always done harm to the development of the nation's sporting institutions rather than the otherwise. If the national sporting leaders don't take clues from the sporting programmes of the Americans and Chinese, then the sporting prowess, talents and passion for which the black race is known for may slowly ebb out of the country.
The performance of Nigerian athletes in the London 2012 Olympics game was an indicator of sorts. The point had been reached which glaringly proves that you reap only what you sow and this was evidently portrayed by the performances of the Team Nigeria Athletes.
How could Nigeria's sport officials expect to reap a sporting medal harvest when they haven't invested any sort of input? They haven't sown the right seed, but had rather done the otherwise. Yet still, they expected the dividends of sports success which only comes with investments, preparedness and hard work.