Remo Stars SC Chairman and Owner Kunle Soname has bemoaned the poor structure and the less enterprising status of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), saying it’s a waste of time, money and resources for him as a football investor.
Soname, who was speaking at Gateway United’s Stakeholders forum on Friday in Abeokuta, argued that he’s rather focused on the development of the players than any financial gain from owning a club in the Nigerian league.
“My own private team (Remo Stars) has gone up twice and has come down twice. For me, playing in the topflight league is a bloody waste of time, money, energy and resources for me as a football investor.
“Within the past four years, I have sent 14 young boys to Europe. For me, playing in the league is actually to prepare for future task ahead.”
“So for me, just like I keep telling my coaches, you are here to develop these players. First thing is to develop the players. If we don’t do this, promotion will not come. It’s only here I hear that u give a coach a job and you tell him who to play or who not to play.
“Let’s look at development, otherwise we are wasting our time . that’s the right way to operate” he concluded.