I am Toyin Akiode; owner of 9jafans.com.

Football is just a sport to many who watch, enjoy and perhaps sometimes; make light comments and return to other social and economic endeavours. To others, it is a passionate game that raises sentiments ranging from joy to sadness. I belong to the latter group.

This made me to create this online platform to air my views on our beloved sport and to engage similar minds on how things can be better done to move the game forward particularly in our Nation.

It has been both a rewarding and certainly challenging exercise particularly when one considers the hectic lifestyle most Nigerians are faced with. This is another dimension to the attraction of the game – love or hate the outcome; you keep watching and driven to keep writing!

With a wonderful and supportive family, I aim to continue to highlight events shaping the sport here at home and abroad. I strongly believe that football is a powerful tool for economic and social engineering if strategically deployed.

Please connect with me on my social media handles: Twitter- @9jafans and Facebook – 9jafans.

Together, let’s keep the conversation going about our beloved sport. Thank you for your friendship.