FG Assure NFF Of Maximum Support, Charge d To Go For Gold At AFCON

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) now has the backing of Nigeria Federal Government as the Super Eagles gear up for the 2023 African Cup Of Nations AFCON tournament npflupdates.com reports.

The President of NFF Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau and other officials Wednesday met with the Minister of Sports Owan Enoh in his office in Abuja.

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According to a video which made its way to the internet, Enoh told the NFF delegates that football is one big sport that Nigeria is so passionate about. Hence, it is one of the few sporting activities that made it into the 2024 Budget, hence will be allocated some funds.

NFF gets Federal Government support ahead of 2023 AFCON

NFF get Federal Government support ahead of 2023 AFCON.
Sports Minister Enoh and NFF President Ibrahim Gusau

“Our country is so passionate about football, such that amidst all other sports, football is about the only sport that has an entry in the nation’s national budget. That is how important football is because whatever happens to it, happens to us as a country,” Enoh told his visitors as posted on X by photojournalist Adepoju Tobi Samuel on X.

Speaking further, the politician and philanthropist reminded the federation hierarchy that Nigeria is thirsty for a Fourth AFCON; after becoming victorious in 2013(a decade ago).

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“After 10 years, the country is thirsty to win the AFCON. It will matter a great deal to the Nigerian people, and the Government of President Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,” he continued.

In addition, Enoh stressed that the federal government led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will support the NFF.

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“It is important to not just leave the task to the NFF alone, but the Government is also interested in being able to tell the Nigerian people what is being done in that regard,” he concluded saying.

Nigeria is seeded in the same Group A as host nation Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

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