Abuja – The newly-appointed Ambassador of Argentina to
Nigeria, His Excellency Gustavo Dzugala has proposed that Nigeria and the South
American country do much more together in the football sector.
Dzugala, who is only a month old in Nigeria, after serving
in the same capacity in Serbia, is seeking closer ties between Nigeria and Argentina
National Teams as well as Clubs in both nations.
He paid a courtesy visit to the President of Nigeria
Football Federation, Aminu Maigari saying “Football is more than just a game;
it is becoming a very potent political tool all over the world. Football makes
the world go round beautifully, because it is the 'beautiful game'”.
"Our two countries can definitely explore more ways of
collaboration and friendship in football, because both are very strong,
powerful nations in the game," Dzugala observed.
Responding, Maigari wished Dzugala well in his new role,
saying the NFF and Nigeria football family as a whole are open to further collaboration
between Nigeria and Argentina in the game.
"A former Board Member of Nigeria Football Federation,
Barrister Chive Kaave, is the Ambassador of Nigeria to Argentina, and we have
also discussed several ways of further collaboration. With your coming, we will
activate most of the possible areas and bring them to fruition," Maigari
Nigeria play Argentina in Group F of the 20th FIFA World Cup
finals in Brazil this summer, with tickets for the June 25 match in Porto
Alegre long sold out.
In a two-match friendly in 2011, Nigeria's Super Eagles beat
Argentina 4-1 in Abuja, with the Argentines winning the second leg 3-1 in