All hands are on deck to ensure Eagles’ victory over Bafana Bafana
As the nation’s senior national team prepares for next month’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Bafana Bafana, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has assured of Super Eagles readiness for the epic encounter.
NFF had secured friendly matches for Eagles in France, as the team gets set to rekindle the old rivalry between the two nations. South African in 2015 denied Nigeria the ticket to AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.
However, the NFF has laid the fear, insisting that everything has been put in place to ensure that the nation qualifies for AFCON and the World Cup.
“We are on course, everything has been put in place for the two games against South Africa and Cameroun. The Federation is doing everything possible to make sure we qualify for the Nations Cup and the World Cup,” NFF spokesman, Ademola Olajire said.
“As you are already aware, we took a tour of the Godswill Akpabio Stadium and it has been approved for the game. We have also written to the Akwa Ibom State government as regards what needs to be done to get the stadium ready.
“The Technical and Development Committee is also working hand in hand with Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to get the team ready. The committee is constantly in touch with Rohr and they are expecting him to give a list of players he wants to use to prosecute the matches. He has a free hand to pick whoever he wants.
“Once this is done, the committee, alongside the coach will sit down and fine tune the squad so that everything is in place. We are leaving nothing at ensuring the best legs prosecute these games.
“It is the NFF’s utmost desire to see that Nigeria is back at the Nations Cup as well as qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. We are well on course and we implored Nigerians to support us and the team.” he added.