The Nigerians have a much simpler way of dealing with their early World Cup exit… withdraw the national team from playing competitively for two years.
The surprise decision was made by the country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan. Their existing football federation was disbanded, and a new board will be put in place in order to shake-up the organisation of the game.
We in England can only admire the resolute action carried out by Nigeria. Sadly, there are too many vested interests which would have prevented such a similar situation happening here.
Every time England falls badly at any major competition, there’s always an inquest over what has gone wrong. Most people know what needs to be done, but nothing ever happens. When the new football season starts in August, all this will be conveniently forgotten…