Dombraye hails NPFL Championship Play-offs’ organization


Ex- Nigerian international and coach, Eddy Dombraye, has commended the Interim Management Committee (IMC) and their strategic partners GTI Assets Management and Trust Limited for the good organisation of the just concluded NPFL Championship play-offs positing that it shows that with proper planning, Nigerian football will grow from strength to strength.

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Dombraye told The Point at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena Onikan, Lagos venue of the championship that he’s highly impressed with the organisation of the tournament, noting that both the NPFL and GTI need the full support of all Nigerians to succeed and move Nigerian football to the next level.

“I was highly impressed with what I saw at the NPFL Championship play-offs. The organisation was wonderful, and the fans and team officials behaved themselves very well. I look forward to more improved football in the country,” began the former Lobi Stars coach.

“I can tell you that with what I saw, it will be easy to encourage more sponsors to invest in the local league as is done in Europe and South America. GTI and IMC must be commended for repackaging the Nigeria league and there’s the need to keep the momentum going,” he stated.

The former Iwuanyunwu Nationale attacking kingpin further had some encouraging words for GTI.

“The coming of GTI into the Nigerian football ecosystem has positioned the country for greater things to come in football as compared to some other advanced countries in the round leather game.

“The ambiance and the atmosphere at Onikan during the tourney were electrifying as fans from all parts of Nigeria converged in Lagos to witness the best of our league football on display. It’s been long since I witnessed such gatherings where fans and stakeholders of football are all under one umbrella enjoying the best of Nigeria football.

“However, I want to thank GTI and IMC for bringing us here in Lagos and I know next season we will see more soccer fireworks to the glory and advancement of our beautiful game,” he concluded.