Amaju Pinnick Insists Super Eagles Will Make Up For Their AFCON 2017 AbsenceWith the kickoff of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations a few days away, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick says the Super Eagles will make up for their back to back absence in the continental showpiece, Goal writes.
The Super Eagles failed to pick a ticket for African football’s premier competition for the second time in two years, but the NFF boss has assured that they will leave no stone unturned to ensure the country picks a ticket for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
“We are not happy we aren’t going to the Nations Cup,” Pinnick told media over the weekend.
“I am really sad because I am not just the president of the NFF but also a fan of the Super Eagles which makes it really hard for me.
“But we want to try and compensate Nigeria by going to the World Cup; not just going there, but making our presence felt and breaking new grounds when we get there.
“So, by God’s grace, we will make Nigerians very proud come Russia 2018.”
The Eagles have been on a rise since German coach Gernot Rohr took charge, and they resume World Cup hostilities later this year with a standout double-header against fierce rivals Cameroon.