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“We need an explanation” — Sports Minister summons NFF



"We need an explanation" -- Sports Minister summons NFF

Saying things are not going well for the Super Eagles, will be an understatement, as Nigeria in 4 games, have been without a win in their World Cup qualifying group.

To that effect, the Honourable Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh, has called for a detailed technical report from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) following the Super Eagles’ disappointing performance during the June FIFA window.

This request was made on Monday by Diana-Mary Nsan, Special Assistant, Media, to the minister.

The Super Eagles secured only one point out of a possible six in their recent matches, drawing 1-1 with South Africa in Uyo and losing 2-1 to Benin Republic in Abidjan.

These results mark a troubling period for the team in their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, leaving them with just three points from four games. The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be jointly hosted by the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Minister Enoh expressed his dissatisfaction with the team’s performance, stating;

“The recent results are unacceptable. Despite the immense support from President Tinubu and the high expectations of Nigerian football fans, the Super Eagles have underperformed.

“The NFF must provide a comprehensive technical report explaining the reasons behind this poor showing and give cause why there mustn’t be consequences for the disappointment caused to both the government and the generality of Nigerians.”

He emphasized the importance of accountability and the need for the team to meet the high standards expected by their supporters.

“Our supporters are passionate and devoted. They deserve an explanation for why the Super Eagles have not been performing to the expected standards since after the last AFCON,” Enoh added.

The NFF is now tasked with providing clarity and a path forward to address the shortcomings and restore confidence in the Super Eagles’ quest for World Cup qualification.