The Sports Minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Bolaji Abdulahi, has pledged his readiness to remain in South Africa until the Super Eagles qualify for the quarter final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
This was contained in a press statement released on Monday by Ademola Olajiire, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
The spokesperson said Mr. Abdulahi has been working behind the scene to ensure that the Super Eagles remain on course at the ongoing Nations Cup championship.
Mr. Olajire quoted the sports minister as saying on Monday morning that he would go nowhere until Nigeria reaches the knock-out stages of the tournament.
The NFF President, Aminu Maigari, who was with the minister, has also been working behind the scene to ensure that the team is in good stead for the game against Ethiopia, even as the East African side say they will play their hearts out against Nigeria, as they have nothing to lose against the Super Eagles.
“I am here and working with the NFF to ensure that all goes well with the team and the signs I’m seeing are very encouraging”, Mr. Abdullahi was quoted to have said on Monday morning.
The Minister and the NFF leadership are expected in Rustenberg later on Monday.
The Super Eagles will play against Ethiopia in their last group match; Nigeria needs a victory to be guaranteed qualification to the next round.
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