A football agent, Ese Udoko has told of how officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, allegedly dropped a better player, Ogaga, to include the son of the Director-General, Department of State Service, Bichi Magaji, Abba, in the Golden Eaglet squad participating at the ongoing Brazil 2019 U-17 World Cup.
Udoko, an England-based football scout, alleged that officials of the soccer governing body took the decision to drop Ogaga who was a regular player in the team in order to curry the favour of the secret agency boss in an interview he granted Punchng.com.
“Ogaga was substituted for Bichi Magaji’s son, Abba Bichi, and there is no other way we can point otherwise. Those coaches are the ones destroying Nigerian football. I believe the officials from the top are corrupt as well. It is affecting Nigerian football. The less-privileged kids cannot genuinely represent their country without having a godfather,” he told the paper.
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