Nigeria's national football team, Super Eagles met President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday for a farewell ahead of their trip to Russian Federation for the World Cup. Meanwhile, the leadership of NFF has concluded arrangements for a seminar on wealth creation, investments and portfolio management for players and offi cials of the Senior National Football Team, Super Eagles.
BARNET, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Wilfred Ndidi of Nigeria pictured ahead of the International Friendly match between Nigeria and Serbia at The Hive on March 27, 2018 in Barnet, England.
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President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, said no past President had surpassed what President Buhari has done for sports development in the country.
He urged them to be good ambassadors and carrying the passions, emotions and feelings of over 180 million Nigerians in each of their games. Argentina and Nigeria met three times in the FIFA World Cup group stage and the South Americans have won out every time.
"It's tough because we can't take all the 30 players to the World Cup", Ibitoye said.
Benik Afobe who qualifies as one of the biggest names in the Congo DR squad presently in Nigeria told PREMIUM TIMES that they not be pushovers for the World Cup bound Nigeria team.
"What we are doing here today is talking about the players' future and to let them know that we care about them, so that they can give their very best and enhance our future in Russian Federation".
"We saw the young players, they did very well".
Eagles are expected to leave the country Wednesday evening for London in preparation towards their pre-World Cup friendly match against England at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
From there, the side will fly to Austria for an eight-day training camp before heading to Russian Federation.
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