Hosting A FIFA World Cup At This Period is “Misplaced Priority” – Sola Rogers
Hosting A FIFA World Cup At this period is “Misplaced Priority” – Sola Rogers
It’s Funny How you are Branded as a “dissident” rebel or whatever just because you share a different view from the “powers that be” My Name Is Sola Rogers and I strongly believe that Hosting a “Women’s World Cup” shouldn’t not be a priority at the moment.
Virtually all the stadiums “owned” and managed by the Federal Government Of Nigeria are in a state of disrepair.
Nigeria has hosted 2 FIFA World Cups in the past Most of these structures were “Upgraded” for both events then as soon as the “visitor” depart the owners depart too.
Is there any Federal Government owned “Stadium” that is up to scratch?
There’s So much to be said about infrastructure, worthy of note is that most of the stadiums being proposed are owned and “maintained” by State Governments.
And due to the Poor State of our stadiums and security issues in some parts of Nigeria we are proposing to host a “world cup” that will be hosted in Lagos and a few “South South cities” (Lagos, Benin City, Asaba and Uyo).
Contrary to what we’ve heard in the media I Know for a fact that you do not need to host the “World Cup” before you unearth “fresh talent” It’s actually the other way round, Invest a fraction of the “World Cup hosting budget” on organising Grass roots tournaments, work with the genuine football academies, School sports associations and the State FA’s. Milo has done so much for basketball, ChannelsTV is doing this with Channels Kid’s Cup, Rashedat Ajibade and so many like her were discovered at the Grassroots.
Government after Government, “Sport Administrator” after “Sport Administrator” have neglected the grassroots for “Elite Sports” Talent is discovered a the grassroots not at World Cups…
Hosting Elite Sports events is good, A few of our athletes will get the so called “exposure” but Targeting the grassroots with a deliberate plan of action will reach hundreds of thousands of Nigeria Youths, The health benefit are immense, The huge effect on security and the economy will be profound.
There’s more to be said but i’ll like to leave it here for now, Call me what you want, it still doesn’t change the fact that our reason for bidding to host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is “Misplaced Priority”