Rivers United player Ossy Martins has criticized the government for failing to lift the ban on domestic football, while the Super Eagles have returned to action.
The former Kwara United forward said it is wrong for football to be lockdown in the country, while the national team is engaging in an international friendly abroad.
Recalled that the Nigerian professional football league and other grassroots football activities have been on lockdown since March, while the Super Eagles are set to play their second game in four days.
“Our football is locked in Nigeria and our National team is not locked abroad to play against Tunisia and Algeria. What’s the fate of the local players, grassroots players, and upcoming stars.” Martins said in an emotional statement released via his social media handle, that
On the lack of home based players in the Super Eagles, Martins said that the home based talents are been overlooked for players who are born abroad.
“We know they don’t care after all they will still go and import players from abroad for us to use.”
“We can’t continue to keep quiet and do like all is well. Many young players are hopeless, many youth don’t know what the future lies with football, We want our football back” he said.