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Eagles: Sports Minister summons NFF to crucial meeting

Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, is expected to hold an emergency meeting with the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung

The meeting is coming on the heels of Super Eagles 2-0 lose to visiting Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.

The Minister’s Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikema-Anibeze, said in a statement on Sunday, June 11 that the meeting would hold at the Minister’s conference room at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja.

Bafana Bafana over the weekend outclassed the Super Eagles 2-0, its first competitive win over the Nigerian side, in the African Cup of Nations Group B qualifier.

It was a shambolic performance by the Super Eagles, and it could have been worse, probably 5-0, if the two balls that hit the bar went into the net, or the the penalty call that was not given by the referee.

The only positive thing is that the team can still make amends, because it is a group phase to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, said the team would bounce back after the disastrous outing. The lose placed Nigeria third on the Group E table, behind South Africa and Libya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

By Felix Simire

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