Having lost the qualification for the African tournament again, leaving lots of Nigerians disappointed, The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) this week reiterated their resolution to ensure that the African giant qualify for the World Cup Finals billed for Russia in 2018.
The spokesman for the Football Federation, Ademola Olajire, released a statement in Lagos, Nigeria.
He said: “The Executive Committee resolved that the Board, Management, Players and officials of the Super Eagles, and indeed every personality involved one way or the other, must work assiduously to ensure Nigeria’s qualification for the World Cup. The Committee received reports from the ad-hoc committees put in place to compose governance structures for the Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women Football League and Nationwide League One. It also directed that all efforts must be made by the different leagues to start their seasons as soon as possible.”
Nigeria recently lost of the African Cup finals after losing to Egypt. The loss drew the ire of Nigerians who had rallied around to support the team.
“The Executive Committee resolved to give the team all necessary support to qualify for the group stage of the CAF Champions League. The committee also called on philanthropic Nigerians who are inclined to support football to give the team every support possible. It also charged football fans in Port Harcourt and environs to be at the Adokiye Amiesieamaka Stadium on Sunday to cheer the team to victory against Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia,” according to the statement.
The statement also reads: “The committee agreed that all the six geo-political zones of the federation should conclude their U-13 and U-15 competitions before the end of April 2016. This will enable the national finals of the Zenith Bank Future Eagles Championship to be held in Lagos in May 2016. The committee unanimously expressed unflinching loyalty to, and absolute confidence in the leadership of Amaju Pinnick, and reiterated that the board remains one indivisible unit.”