Nigerians rent ‘I better pass my neighbor to watch football — Buhari tells FIFA president

Nigerians rent 'I better pass my neighbor to watch football -- Buhari tells FIFA president

President Buhari received FIFA’s president today at the Presidential Villa today.

According to the PMB, “Majority of Nigerians are married to football.

“In rural areas, when there is no electricity and there is a game to watch, Nigerians go to the extent of renting small generators.

“These generators are popularly known as ‘I better-pass-my neighbor’ to watch the game.

“We will take the development of football very seriously.

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“I encourage the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to behave itself and organize effective competitions for the good of the game.

“Accountability is serious business and I welcome you (Infantino) into the club of accountable Chief Executive Officers.

In response, Infantino stated that “I foresee Nigeria as a bedrock for the development of the game in Africa.

“However, infrastructure, stability and security are needed to make this happen.

In a press conference that held right after Infantino met with Buhari, the FIFA presient stated that “It was an honor for me to have this opportunity to meet with Mr. Presiden.

“We discussed football development in Nigeria.

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“I have had some intense discussion on football in Nigeria and Africa.

“We also discussed how best to develop football in Africa because there are talents, potentials and passion to do great things here and in Africa.

“FIFA will soon decide to increase yearly contributions and investments by four in football development as we can do a lot.

“Work need to be done in organizational structures, setting of training centers and better framework. A lot can be done.

“I don’t think there is any crisis in football management in Nigeria.

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There is an elected president in place and he is functioning.

“In a big country like Nigeria you are bound to see opposition that you see.

“If FIFA will be increasing more football teams in World Cup competition, I will propose two more team to come from Africa”, he said.