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NFF puts Eagles on high alert

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Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick has said the Super Eagles will be given the best of preparations for the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria’s Fennec Foxes billed for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium November 12 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The Super Eagles sitting pretty on top the group B table after beating Zambia 2-1 last Sunday in Ndola. Algeria and Cameroon settled for a 1-1 draw, a development that has put the Algerians under pressure to perform.

But Pinnick stated that the Eagles will not leave anything to chance as they aim to consolidate the lead and put themselves in a good stead for qualification.

“We have three points and lead the group, but we do not have the World Cup ticket yet.  We must keep our heads. Picking three points in the encounter with Algeria next month is paramount,” said the NFF boss. He submitted that it was important that the NFF gets all the financial support to chase the World Cup ticket.

“We also want to use this opportunity to appeal to other corporate organizations to join and assist the NFF with more financial support to help the Super Eagles land safely at Russia 2018, as Government alone cannot afford the huge cost of prosecuting these games, with so many other sectors in need of support.”

He was appreciative of the efforts of the Federal government and Supersport for coming to the aid of the NFF in the Super Eagles first qualification game against Zambia.

“We cannot thank the Federal Government, and the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports enough for their kind gestures. We also cannot appreciate our sponsors enough, particularly Supersport. Their good intentions made everything possible, and made the victory even sweeter.

“The Government and our partners and sponsors are our strength. There is not much that we can do without them,” Pinnick said on Thursday.

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