By Citizens Platform
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Aminu Maigari on Saturday lavished praises on players and officials of Super Eagles Team B for earning Nigeria’s first-ever qualification to play in the finals of the African Nations Championship.
The Eagles missed the first two editions of the nascent championship, exclusively for footballers plying their trade in their country’s domestic League but their win against Cote d’Ivoire, qualifies them alongside Morocco, Libya, Ghana, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Uganda and hosts South Africa for the 16-team finals due from January 11 next year.
“To hold steadfast after that opening barrage on away ground is not easy; it takes a team that has strength of character and determination. I commend the players and their officials for a job well-done.”
Maigari added: “You see, all these positives are coming because we now have peace in the football family. Peace is a catalyst for progress.
“And as I said on Channels Television on Thursday night, the NFF will remain eternally grateful to the Secretary to Federal Government, Distinguished Senator Anyim Pius Anyim (GCON) and the Honourable Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, for brokering the peace.”
Source: Citizens Platform
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