The Minister of Sports orders the NFF to make sure that the Super Eagles win the Cup of Nations next year
The disastrous outing of the country?s athletes at the just completed Olympic in London has made the Sports Minister to order the Super Eagles to win next year?s African Cup of Nations at all costs.
Bolaji Abdullahi invited officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to his office and insisted that everything be done for the Eagles to win at South Africa 2013 even if it means sacking the current coach Stephen Keshi.
“The Minister ordered that everything be done to make sure Nigeria are champions at the next AFCON in South Africa.?
“He went as far as saying that if they need to do away with the present coach of the team to ensure this, then they should go ahead and do so.”
“It was a very serious meeting and the minister was very clear and direct about what he expects from the NFF,” a participant at the meeting said.
Nigeria last won the Nations Cup 18 years ago and they face Liberia in a final elimination game for a place at next year’s tournament on September 8 in Monrovia.
The Eagles, African champions in 1980 and 1994, failed to qualify for the 2012 AFCON in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea leading to the dismissal of coach Samson Siasia.