The President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that failure to qualify for the World cup is an unforgivable sin.
According to Amaju Pinnick, qualifying for the 2022 World cup in Qatar and playing in the final of the 2021 African cup of Nations are the priorities of the Federation.
The Super Eagles are currently sitting on top of their 2021 African cup of Nations with nine maximum points from the three games and were scheduled to take on the Leone star of Sierra Leone back in March before both games were called off due to coronavirus outbreak.
Meanwhile, despite their bright start into the qualifiers, the Super Eagles are under pressure to deliver silverware at the tournament proper and also make a meaningful impact at the next world cup in Qatar.
Pinnick, however insisted that Federation and the Super Eagles must be supported by every Nigerians if they deliver all the targets.
“This year and next year will be tough for Nigerian football because we want to qualify for the World Cup and the Nations Cup.”
“Failure to qualify for the World cup is a sin Nigerians cannot forgive, and we know what it means if we don’t qualify for the world cup, we know what it means to Nigerians.”
“That’s why we calling on everyone to support us to qualify for the world cup and possibly play in the final of the Nations Cup.”
“We don’t make individual decisions, we carry the Sports Ministry along and what we are doing is in the best interest of the country.”
“Trust me the contract is not different from what he used to have”, he concluded.
The President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that the NFF is Set To Adopt Naira As Sole Currency For Transaction For Super Eagles as the body will be making a lot of difficult financial decisions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pinnick revealed that part of the decisions to be taken include few provisions on the Gernot Rohr’s new contract, the bonuses, and allowances of the Super Eagles players.
The football chief disclosed that all Super Eagles personel – players and coaching staff will now be paid in naira as opposed the US Dollars which they used to be paid with.
“When they play in Nigeria, their bonuses have been in naira. When they play abroad, we pay them in dollars but that can even change,” he said.
The NFF boss explained further that the Federation will be taking such steps, in order to back the government on the new fiscal policy.
“As I said, we are going to make many difficult decisions that will go across board because we need to promote our fiscal policy.
“If the government is saying that we need to strengthen our naira, we should not be paying in dollars. We are an integral part of the government,” he concluded.