As inviting and pleasing as this sounds, one would be tempted to stare at the optimism and/or audacity of the Nigeria Football Federation’s President.•••••
The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick, says Nigeria can lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia in the light of the preparations the association is putting in place.
Pinnick expressed the optimism this during the official opening of the Federation’s Annual General Assembly in Jos on Thursday.
The NFF president said that the country was well positioned now after it had overcome the challenges that bedevilled the nation’s football, particularly the previous year.
“Our highest achievement is the qualification for the World Cup. Secondly, the preparations for world cup have commenced in earnest as compared to the previous years.
“With the kind of preparations we are putting in place, I think we can win the World Cup,” he said.
On the financial aspect, Pinnick said that NFF had been given a clean bill of health, according to the report he received the previous night.
The federation’s president commended the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, for his unflinching support to the football house.
According to him, the minister makes sure that the federation meets all its needs during the Super Eagles’ qualification for the world cup.
He said Dalung’s support also made the nation’s early qualification possible, with the Algeria’s match being a mere formality.
Source: The Punch
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