World Cup Qualifiers: ‘Eagles need top friendly games,’ says Pinnick


President, Nigeria Football Federation, and Fifa Council member, Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that talks are ongoing to ensure that the Super Eagles are kept busy even while the European leagues are on break.

Pinnick said the NFF would not take any chances in its bid to ensure that the Eagles are in top shape for the World Cup qualifiers which have now been rescheduled to start in September by CAF in conjunction with FIFA to ensure that Africa countries have improved stadia and to cushion the effect of Coronavirus.

“We want to keep the Super Eagles busy in this coming next month knowing fully well the bulk of the leagues in Europe would have come to an end and after they must have rested for a while. They should engage in top grade friendly to keep the boys in better shape ahead of world Cup qualifiers which is crucial for us as a Nation,” Pinnick disclosed.

“It has always been our Philosophy to get grade A friendly for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. If you look at our track records we always get friendly matches that can put the team in shape and for the cohesion of the team and the forthcoming one is not an exception”

“Super Eagles have been able toqualifyd for the last Nations Cup and this coming one in Cameroon were due to better preparation and quality friendly matches the team always play before any major qualifiers.

“There have been good and Quality preparations so far and I think we’ve got quality young lads in the team hopefully the next African Cup of Nation might just be the time for the Super Eagle to have a podium performance again.”

The Fifa Council member concluded by saying the world cup qualifiers demand adequate preparations and attention of all.


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