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Kelechi Anyikude ‘Politics killing Nigerian football’ popular Arsenal fan says

Kelechi Anyikude blames the state of Nigerian football on lots of politicking by the Nigeria Football Federation.

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Kelechi Anyikude play Kelechi Anyikude (Youtube/Pulse TV)

Popular Arsenal fan, Kelechi Anyikude has blamed politics for the current state of Nigerian football.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have failed to qualify for the last two African Cup of Nations and are currently ranked 70th in the world.

Reacting to the poor state of football in Nigeria, Anyikude blamed politics and also criticising the decision of the (NFF) Nigeria Football Federation to host the March 2016 AFCON qualifiers against Egypt at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.

Crowd at Ahmadu Bello Stadium play There were about 40, 000 at a 16, 000 capacity at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium (AFP/Getty Images )

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) fined the NFF over a ‘lack of security and overcrowding at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna after about 40,000 fans crammed into the 16,000-seater venue to watch the game.

Photos of fans standing and hanging on anything to watch the game circulated round social media and Kelechi thinks it is an embarrassment to the country.

Crowd at Ahmadu Bello Stadium play Crowds hung at anything to watch the game (AFP/Getty Images )

 

The game against Kaduna was so embarrassing that even people were asking me ‘why are your mate hanging on the poll,” Kelechi who resides in England told Pulse TV.

It was so embarrassing, because of politics you are taking it to the stadium that is not big enough.  

The boys are playing under the sun, why do you expect them to qualify. They play in the UK and Europe and you bring them back to play under the hot sun.

Crowd at Ahmadu Bello Stadium play

Crowd at Ahmadu Bello Stadium

(AFP/Getty Images )

 

That’s why I don’t thrash the players, it’s the admin people, I don’t think they know what they are doing.”

Kelechi Anyikude is Nigerian who is a die hard-fan of Premier League giants, Arsenal. He became a popular online figure due to his funny reactions and analysis on a Youtube channel, Arsenal Fan TV.

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