Abuja - Leader of Nigeria
delegation to Ouagadougou and NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC chairman, Mallam Shehu
Dikko, has expressed joy and sense of satisfaction at the Super Eagles B’s
qualification for the 4th African Nations Championship.
The LMC supremo
had challenged the players in the dressing room an hour before kick off, to
play with determination and discipline to do the nation proud, and also to make
a strong case for their ilk (players in the domestic League) with regards to
greater consideration for places in the main Super Eagles squad.
here today will make your home –based professional colleagues happy, that you
have represented them with courage. Also, you need to win for your Head Coach,
Sunday Oliseh, who is recuperating in Belgium. Your qualification for Rwanda
and the way you play will convince the coaches that home -boys deserve more
places in the Super Eagles A team.
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“I am the
chairman of the League, and I am convinced one hundred percent that we have
quality in the League, and that more home boys can break into the full Super
Eagles squad. So, you need to show your stuff here this afternoon.”
At the end, Dikko
(who made the charge in company with chairman of NFF Technical Committee, Chief
Felix Anyansi-Agwu, NFF Deputy General Secretary Emmanuel Ikpeme, Deputy
Director of Competitions Bola Oyeyode and club chairmen Akin Akinbobola,
Davidson Owumi, Paul Chibuzor and Okey Kpalukwu) praised the boys for their
strong mental attitude and fighting spirit.