Pinnick Outlines NFF Priorities for the New Year


NFF President Amaju Pinnick says the organization will focus on the various qualifying matches as well as youth and grassroots development programs in the new year.

Pinnick made it known on Tuesday that the NFF will target the qualifying campaigns for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.


Also, the qualifiers of the Super Falcons for the 12th edition of the Women Africa Cup of Nations, and those of the U17 girls and U20 girls for their different FIFA World Cup finals.


“We are also determined to concentrate much effort and resources on youth development programmes, including but not limited to the NFF/Zenith Bank Future Eagles Programme.


“It is important that we continue to churn out quality talents and work hard to nurture them to excellent products who will then fit into the age-grade National Teams and bring honour to the nation at various championships.


“As we have made known, teams representing Nigeria in international matches and competitions will be told in no uncertain terms that they are expected to win, not just participate. The era of simply being there to participate is long gone.”


The draw for the qualifying campaign of the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals will be conducted in Egypt this month.


Already, the Super Eagles top their group in the 2021 AFCON qualifying campaign, with two wins out of two against Benin Republic and Lesotho.


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