Despite mixed feelings following the recent clash of Amagu and Amorji over 2019/2020 ODUFA tournament, a whole lot of blame is heaped on Mr. Kenneth-led administration.
This morning, while speaking in a chat, the ODUFA president said he was absolutely not to blame.
“I conducted one of the best tournaments in the history of ODUFA,” Mr. Kenneth, using Oduma dialect, told AlutaExpress.
“The fact is that Amagu is a stubborn people, although there are few good ones. You don’t go to another community to fight them just because you think that you can defeat such community. That’s nonsense.” He concluded.
Recall that a serious fight ensued between some youths from Amagu and the village of Amorji on 4th January. The brawl which was fast escalating into a major communal crisis was nipped by the presence of Nigeria Police together with sharp condemnation from influential quarters of both villages, but not until some sustained some serious injuries.
As tension is no more rising, its at this juncture that every right-thinking Odumarian should evaluate the incidence. What could ODUFA have done to avert the conflict? Is Amagu indeed ill-treated as, despite so many other losses, about 9 of her youths were arrested by the police? What specifically made Amorji to engage Amagu? Would this repeat itself next year’s tournament?
This is 21st century, an era where no community, no matter how remote, is expected to operate with optimal wisdom. Football is a game as its also a war. So as its prominence is pronounced to the farthest part of the earth, Leagues and football associations controls its likely demerits with acceptable regulations.
And that’s why ODUFA president, Kenneth should be held accountable for the big flops. And that’s why ODUFA should be led only by informed individuals.