Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation has appealed to the
Embassy of France in Nigeria with regards to issuance of visas to one player
and technical and administrative officials of the Super Eagles ahead of two
international friendly matches in Europe at the end of this month.
Nigeria’s matches against Mali and Luxembourg are being
threatened by denial of entry visa to the only home –based player, two coaches
and administrative officials of the three –time African champions.
“We are appealing to the Embassy of France in Nigeria to
reconsider its stance and issue visas to these officials. They are going to
Europe for very important assignments as the two matches are key to the
preparation of the Super Eagles for future engagements,” NFF General Secretary,
Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said on Wednesday.
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NFF protocol officials told thenff.com on Wednesday that
about 60 per cent of the passports taken to the embassy on Friday, 29th April
have been returned without visas.
The Super Eagles play Mali’s Les Aiglons in Rouen, France on
Friday, 27th May before engaging the National Team of Luxembourg in Luxembourg
on Wednesday, 1st June. All arrangements for the two matches, including
payments for stadia use, training facilities and hotel accommodation have been
concluded by the organizers.For
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