Former Super Eagles Coach, Festus Onigbinde has had his say on the state of Nigerian sports including football which he feels hasn't yet been developed.

Festus, held the position of the National team coach twice from 1981-1984 as well as in 2002. He guided the Super Eagles to the 1984 AFCON final but sadly lost to the Indomitable Lions Of Cameroon.

The 82 years old while speaking with Sahara Reporters made it clear that Nigeria's sporting activities is far behind and has cited poor development plan to be the Major cause of the Continual drop and Disappointments in all round sporting activities across the Nation.

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"In some of these countries, the level of technology is much higher than what we have here and that will eventually have some effects,” Onigbinde said"

“It appears that we are helpless. Are we making any effort? I was reading this afternoon of a country making efforts to use technology for cheering during games. Do we have that type of technology here? The coronavirus has affected and will continue to affect our sports for some time."

"The greatest challenge of sports in Nigeria is development. We don't have a developmental programme, we are just taking part in sports for the fun of it."

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“For those who are directly involved, it's for what they can get from it -- no developmental programme. Even in the private life of an individual, if you are in a business and you are not developing that business, what will happen? It will fold up and that is the situation with Nigerian sports."

"Things were better in the past but all we think of now is competition, to take part and organise whereas competitions are like examinations in schools. Why does a teacher set up exams? He wants to know how much the students have learned."

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"If you are organising competitions in sports, what are you assessing? What have you put into this performance? I maintain that the greatest problem of sports in Nigeria is a lack of development, we are not developing sports." He concluded