Emozozo is new Ambassador to Brazil
The newly appointed Ambassador to Brazil, Adamu Emozozo, Wednesday, pledged his support to the Super Eagles as the team prepares for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
A statement by Ademola Olajire, the Nigeria Football Association, NFA, spokesperson, said in Abuja that Mr. Emozozo made the pledge in Abuja when he visited the football house.
The statement quoted Mr. Emozozo as saying that the support for the Eagles would enable them make a great impact at the mundial.
It said the embassy would not interfere with the technical and administrative issues of the team as that would be entirely left for the NFA.
It added that the embassy would only focus on the diplomatic needs of the team.
“I am coming into this position at a time that Brazil is staging several major events, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. While carrying out the transformation agenda, we are also committed to seeing that our football continues to rise. It is a great thing that our football teams have been going from one success to the other. I believe that our Super Eagles can perform well at the World Cup finals if we all work together,” the statement quoted Mr. Emozozo as saying.
It said the NFA Chairman, Aminu Maigari, responding, noted that the NFA would work with the embassy to make things easier for the team and other delegates to the mundial.
Mr. Emozozo replaced the former ambassador, Victor Okoedion, who had been posted to another country.