President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has promised to assist the Super Falcons with preparation more comprehensive than that witnessed by the Eagles on their way to attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia also stressing that preparation for the World Cup in France must start immediately.
Pinnick made this know today after paying a courtesy visit to the players during the team’s lunchtime break and also congratulated them for the feat they had put up so far at the ongoing champions.
Aside making promises of a better preparation, the president also apologized to the team for some of inconveniences they encountered on their way to the tournament. “We are delighted about what you have been able to achieve so far. So on behalf of the Federation I’ll like to apologise for some of the inadequacies that was observed before your coming into Ghana, it was nothing intentional.
It is because we as a federation have been going through a lot but the Super Falcons have become an asset that is so precious to us and it is on this basis that we went to get one of the best coaches in the world and I believe the difference is clear because I’ve been able to talk to one or two players in your team and they said they have experienced the difference too.
With qualification for the 2019 Women World Cup in France now in the bag the president has promised to get the girls the best kind of preparation money can afford. “Now that we have qualified for the World Cup, the preparation starts today. Just after the tournament, I’m going to sit with the coach and within the next 10 days I’m certain I will give approval for every program leading to the World Cup and we are going to work religiously towards achieving that. Trust me, we are going to give you a better preparation than that of the Super Eagles going to the World Cup.”
The president also commended the team’s spirit in the nervy win against the indomitable Lioness of Cameroon. “In Nigeria we never say never and that was what you guys demonstrated against Cameroon in the semi final. You demonstrated the spirit of Nigeria and that was what gave us the victory.”
Although the World Cup is not until June in 2019, Pinnick said he believes the team can break records. “We at the Federation believe you can make a good impact at the World Cup, we believe this team has what it takes to make it to the quarter final.”