Galadima Knocks Nigeria’s Sports Handlers Over Laziness in Talent Development
Former chairman, Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Ibrahim Galadima, mfr, has faulted the administration, promotion and development of sports in Nigeria, noting that the continuous degenerating global status of Nigeria in the sporting arena could be attributed to laziness.
The outspoken sports administrator stated that the absence of clear-cut policies on how sports should be driven in Nigeria constitutes part of the factors that has inhibited Nigeria’s growth in sports, despite the availability of abundant talents.
Galadima said this on Thursday at the opening of a one-day workshop organized by Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Kano state chapter held at the conference hall of the Kano State Sports Commission with the theme “Early Warnings and Security Vigilance at Sports Events.
He said “we are yet to clearly structure and drive the message clearly to say whether we are in sports for business or for leisure purposes.
“Our sports are going through difficult times, certainly. The Kenyans have a clear concentration. They have shown clearly where they belong by dominating marathon races. Recently, they came to Kaduna and stamped their dominance.
“The abundant talent in Nigeria remained untapped. No age group graduation. We are now so lazy in identifying talents,” Galadima lamented.
He said lack of trust and confidence has sent sponsors out of the industry, adding that potential brand sponsors are shying away from injecting their monies into the industry for the fear of unaccountability.
Share your thoughts on the story Galadima Knocks Nigeria’s Sports Handlers Over Laziness in Talent Development with Nigerian Sketch in the comments secton below.