Ezeji points way forward for League

Nigerian League player of the decade, Victor Ezeji has listed financial indebtedness, insecurity and poor refereeing as factors that have made the league unwatchable.

Ezeji told naijafootball247.com that these are areas the League Management Company, LMC must focus on if the league’s followership is to improve

“It is obvious that these are areas the league has a problem. Clubs owe players for long periods and it is like the players can do nothing about it.

“There is also the problem of insecurity and you cannot really convince a person to come to the stadium again if he was there previously and as beaten up or harassed by hoodlums.

“Then there is the issue of referees who are doing their best but cannot be effective if they do not think they are safe and if the bad ones are not flushed out of the system,” Ezeji said.

“It is so bad that players going for away matches only make the trip because of the allowances they receive but believe in their hearts that it is a lost game long before they travel.

“I believe the LMC should look at these things to give our league a better image within and outside the country,” he told naijafootball247.com.

Ezeji added that the league needs to improve so people like him can look back on their careers and be happy about the football they played.

“I have given eighteen years to this league and I am not ready to quit yet.

“However, I need to look back at my career and be proud of the football I played and the league I played it.

“That’s why we all need to join hands with the LMC and make the Nigerian league a much better one.”

Victor Ezeji has played eighteen years in the Nigerian League and scored in every one of those seasons.

His last league goal was in Week 30 of the 2012/13 football season against Lobi Stars in a 3-0 win.

Ifeanyi Edeh got two goals in that game and Ezeji scored in the 87th minute.

It was his only goal in the last football season and the one that kept his run of scoring in every football season he has played in.
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