Despite reaching the final of the 2019 amputee African Cup of Nations final in Angola, President of the Nigeria Amputee Football Federation, Suleiman Isah says the team lacks adequate support.
Suleiman Isah, revealed that the team departed Nigeria to Angola through air tickets , jerseys, tracksuits, boots and other vital items procured on credit.
“Unfortunately, the only support we got was from the Nigeria Football Federation and it is not enough to cover the cost of flight tickets, forcing us to drop some players.
“We got tickets on credit just as we also procured jerseys, tracksuits, boots and other equipment on credit. We are hoping that the Ministry of Sports will approve some aid for us but we are not certain,” he added.
Technical Director of the Federation, Pius Asaba also echoed the statement of the president, before appealing to the Sports ministry and the Nigerian government to come to the aid of the team.
“We have appealed to the sports ministry for sponsorship but no response. We are appealing to Nigerians to give support to the team,” he said.
The team will take on Angola in the final , the previous game between both side ended in a 2-2 draw.