We did everything to qualify – NFF boss

By Nokai Origin

Amaju Pinnick

Nigeria Football Federation says its focus now is the qualifications for the next World Cup in 2017 and utilizing the available fifa windows to keep the boys together with friendly matches.

Addressing members of the press on Wednesday at its secretariat in Abuja, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick said Nigeria needs to start preparation for Olympics on time to move past the disappointment of failing to qualify for Nations Cup.

Pinnick, who returned to the country with the National team on Wednesday morning said this outing was a wake up call and the football house still has good plans for Nigerian football.

On the way forward for Eagles, the football administrator said the NFF execution committee will sit and look at issues that have to do with the National teams not just the Super Eagles.

He also revealed that the NFF will sit with the sports minister, Solomon Dalung on Tuesday to look at most of the critical issues to get his input on how best to move forward from this point adding that the NFF remains thankful to the entire Super Eagles technical crew for their efforts so far under Samson Siasia.

He pointed out that the last time Siasia took Nigeria to the Olympics, the country won silver, but this time, the aim is to get gold medal.

The team Nigeria has, he believes, is a vibrant team that will go far, if its potentials are fully harnessed.

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