Barrister Churchill Oliseh, President of Nationwide League One (NLO) side, FC Ebedei has once again retriated his stand that football by made a business, rather than just winning trophies.
This was the pivotal point of the discussion as he schooled a delegation of private club owners and managers within the Ekiti football ecosystem, led by the State FA Chairman, Bayo Olanlege.
Oliseh’s August guest were on a working visit to the newly constructed multi-million Naira FC Ebedei Stadium in Sagamu, Ogun State.
Oliseh, the doyen of football business in Nigeria and astute manager stressed that if well administered with right ingredients, there is money to be made in football, hence private club owners and managers must always work towards making profits all times and not just be in the beautiful game for charity.
“Football is never charity, clubs owners need to make proper preparations and seek knowledge.
“The results you get are not by accident, they are by concerted efforts and that is why you must think beyond just winning medals and trophies, money making must be part of your plans as you run your football club at any level.”
Oliseh further noted that learning should be a continuous process if anyone will make headway in football business as the game keeps evolving each day.
“To make profit from your investments in football, you need to seek the right definition of the game by capacity building and networking with the right people.
“The definition of football varies, however what you think of football does not matter, but what the market says should be your ideal.”