Following the abysmal performance of the Super Eagles in their first match of the on-going Russia 2018 World Cup against Croatia, NFF president and member of the CAF executive committee member Amaju Melvin Pinnick has called on Nigerians back at home to keAmaju Melvin Pinnickep supporting the Super Eagles with prayers as the team is now focus and determine to improve in the next game against Iceland
According to a statement released on the NFF official website on Monday, Amaju said.
“The Federal Government through the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports (Barrister Solomon Dalung), who is here in Russia supporting the team and giving them words of encouragement, has appealed to Nigerians to keep supporting the team.
“The NFF is also appealing to them to continue to encourage the team with kind words and prayers.
Pinnick added that the team still have every opportunity to progress in this tournament as losing the first game is not an automatic exit ticket from the tournament.
“Losing your first match of a major competition is not an automatic exit ticket. Spain lost their first match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals and still went ahead to win the tournament. So much is still possible.”