Teams in the Nigerian League don’t respect contracts – Abu Azeez

by Ayotunde Ogala (1 min read)

Warri Wolves forward and Nigeria Beach Soccer captain, Abu Azeez was on an episode of Eagles Tracker Live to discuss his career so far, the state of the NPFL and much more.

Abu Azeez (25) has been playing for the Super Sand Eagles (Nigeria Beach Soccer national team) since 2009. He started playing professionally in the Nigerian Premier League with Kwara United in 2013.

When asked for the biggest differences he had noticed in the NPFL since starting his career in 2013, sadly none of his responses were positive or had to do with the state of play. He said:

“One of the differences is that back then in the Nigerian Premier League, players were more respected than now because in that period, I think they respected contracts. Unlike now, a player is under pressure because he might have a bad game today and get sacked tomorrow, that is the unfortunate thing. Most teams in the Nigerian League today don’t even respect contracts.”

He also went on to speak about the removal of the ‘sign-on fee’ for players amongst other problems. Click HERE to watch the full video.

The NPFL is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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