World Cup Qualifier; Put Money Behind, Former NFF Boss Tells Super Eagles


Olabode Adaramola
With few days to the World Cup qualifying match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Algeria national team, a former chairman Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mallam Suleiman David has advised the supper eagle players to put behind them the issue of money and ensure they beat their opponents in Saturday’s match in Uyo.

David, also an erstwhile Niger Tornadoes chairman in a statement made available to newsmen in Minna said what should be more paramount to the players now is how to defeat their old arch rival, the Algerians national Team and book a ticket to Russia in 2018.

The former NFF Boss appealed to the players to show some levels of understanding with the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) on the issue of money in view of the present economic hardship occasioned by the recession, saying that “Nigerians are looking out to them with great hope of qualifying the country for the world World Cup in Russia 2018”.

He said that in view of the current calibers of talented and young Nigeria players making waves in their various clubs in Europe, the country can not afford not to qualify for the World Cup, stressing that “we now have what it takes not only to qualify for the World Cup but to even make history at the World Cup”.


He therefore urged the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) not to allow itself to be distracted, adding that “they should do everything possible to ensure that the country flag is hosted at the next World Cup in Russia in 2018.

“The expectations is very high because the country can not afford to miss out of two World Cup at a roll, that will be too bad for our football and the young generation of footballers we have at the moment”.

David therefore called on all football loving Nigerians to support and pray for the Supper Eagles to pick the three maximum points in Uyo on Saturday, saying that “all that is required from all Nigerians, especially football lovers is to pray for the success of the Team on Saturday”.


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