NFF resolves to work for Super Eagles qualifications for 2018 World Cup

Super Eagles players pose for a photograph before the game against Egypt at the ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday, March 25, 2016. PHOTO: Goal.com

Super Eagles players pose for a photograph before the game against Egypt at the ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday, March 25, 2016. PHOTO: Goal.com

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday said that it had resolved to work assiduously to ensure Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

NFF’s spokesman Ademola Olajire, said in a statement in Lagos that the resolution was at the body’s meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung on April 5.

Olajire in a communiqué on the meeting said it discussed important issues in Nigerian football and resolved as follows:

“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,’’ the communiqué said.

It also noted that Enyimba FC of Aba is the only Nigerian club remaining in the hunt for continental glory this year.

“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,’’ the communiqué said.

It added that the executive committee praised the League Management Company for the excellent work it has been doing to improve the Nigeria Professional Football League in totality and Project Nigeria Football positively.

“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,’’ it said.



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