Rivers United and Enyimba of Aba preparing for a league match
I have often wondered why that should be so, but never taken the trouble to interrogate the subject beyond the surface. I am not about to even do that now, but with the LMC holding the key to the growth of domestic football and the football industry in Nigeria, it makes sense to examine why the company could not function properly in the recent past. Its activities have been in a lull for almost two seasons. It was said that because the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) were being hounded by crime agents, the distractions were affecting the productivity of the entirety of Nigerian football, including the LMC.
That’s the theory and the story. But things should not be so considering that they are not so in the country where Nigeria borrowed the concept of the LMC to run the professional league, England. So, it ought to be a subject, not just of useful discourse and interrogation, but of close scrutiny and audit. In due course, it will be, but for now, just a cursory look, a peep, at the organisation.