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Published On: Tue, Apr 29th, 2014

Maigari deserves second term- Agary

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As the tenure of the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Aminu Maigari and his board come to an end sometime this year, former chairman of the FCT football association, Ben Agary has said that the board should be allowed to continue.

Speaking with news men in Abuja, Agary who said that he was one of the strong critics of the Aminu Maigari led board declared that he has also realized that they did achieve so much in their first tenure despite all the distraction that came their way.

He argued further that the greatest problem that has bedevilled the growth of football in Nigeria is the idea of not actually allowing the administrator enough time to implement all the ideas they have learnt in the cause of doing the job.

“My argument is that let us give them enough time to be rooted in the job so that they can fully implement all that they learnt in the cause of doing the job.

“ If we chase them away after one tenure, and then we bring in some else who will now begin to learn the process of managing the football all over again, it will definitely take some time them to learn the rope.

“So, let us allow these ones that we have tried and see what they have been able to achieve with this few years to continue in other for them to consolidate.,” Ben Agary said.

Ben Agary stressed that his support for the return of the Aminu Maigari led board should not be misunderstood to mean that they never had their flaws,

“yes, they do have their flaws and you know I really criticized them and even went as far as resigning as a member of the organizing and disciplinary committee to demonstrate my anger on them, but the fact is that criticism is not meant to destroy the house but for them to take correction in those areas you felt they are not doing well.

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