A one time Nigerian International, Nicolas Ukadike has admonished the NFF to touch the lives of past stars as lots more are living in penury.
NFF recently honoured Super Eagles class of 94 ,the generation that first qualified Nigeria for the FIFA world cup after being the first to win AFCON title outside the country at Tunisia 94.
Ukadike Who was arguably one of the toughest markers in his days at defunct Abiola Babes, Iwuanyanwu Nationale and Green Eagles of yore told Footballlive.ng that NFF need to appreciate others that have done the nation proud at different times.
“I congratulate those lucky to be honoured, but it should not end there. Our squad under Onigbinde was first to defeat Morocco in Rabat after a scoreless draw in Benin before picking Olympic games ticket in 1988. Don’t we have players that proved better? What about those that died while representing the country?
“Perhaps it would have been better with ex stars if we had a strong players Union. Until then, the NFF should provide job for jobless and suffering ex internationals.” He, Ukadike concluded