BY JOE APU
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has assured that the Super Eagles would prosecute the October 9 Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia with ease.
The soccer federation in a statement released by Ademola Olajire on behalf of the NFF yesterday dismissed reports that Nigeria may not honour the all-important World Cup qualifier due to paucity of funds.
“We want to assure Nigerians that we have concluded arrangements on how to get the players and officials of the Super Eagles to Abuja for a training camp starting on Sunday, 2nd October, getting the team to and from Zambia and getting the players back to their various clubs after the national assignment,” the NFF stated.
The NFF further called for the support and prayers of Nigerians at this time, and urged that the players be allowed to focus on the big task of qualifying the nation to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, without so much negative stories and insinuations.
The body noted that over the past few months, some persons have made it their business to fabricate unhealthy stories about the NFF and Nigerian football.
While admitting financial challenges as a result of the current state of the economy, the NFF expressed solid faith that matters would never get to the point of Nigeria being unable to get its national team to the venue of a competitive match or championship.