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WCQ: Sports minister summons NFF, demands report on Eagles’ performance

John Enoh, minister of sports development, has described the Super Eagles’ string of results at the ongoing 2026 World Cup qualifiers as “unacceptable”.

On Monday, the Eagles were defeated 2-1 by the Benin Republic in their fourth game of the World Cup qualification campaign.

The loss condemned the team to fifth place in Group C with three points. Nigeria had drawn their previous games against Lesotho, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

In a statement issued after the defeat to Benin, Enoh summoned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to “provide a comprehensive technical report explaining the reasons behind this poor showing”.

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He added that NFF must also “give cause why there mustn’t be consequences for the disappointment caused both government and the generality of Nigerians”.

“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 statement reads.

“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 both the government and the generality of Nigerians.

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“Our supporters are passionate and devoted. They deserve an explanation for why our national team has not been performing to the expected standards since after the last AFCON.”

 

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