Super Eagles : NFF President Gives Reason For Lagos Camp

Nigeria Football Federation NFF, President Ibrahim Gusau, has provided reason why the Super Eagles camper in Lagos.

The Super Eagles are currently camping in Lagos Island, ahead of the Sunday AFCON qualifier fixture against Sierra Leone. And many fans had wondered why the Lagos option, with the likes of Godswill Akpabio stadium vacant. And the silence of the federation kept Nigerians in the dark for a while.

But now, the NFF through its leader, has opened up on the reason. According to the federation, it’s a proactive measure, as the field where they will be playing on Sunday has similar characteristics with their training pitch.

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NFF explains Super Eagles camping in Lagos

“Your stay in Lagos has been wonderful because I know for the last one year or more we have not been in Lagos for this kind of camping,” Gusau told the players after a dinner on Friday as quoted by CompleteSports Nigeria.

“But due to the kind of pitch we are going to play on in Monrovia which is just a little bit similar to the Mobolaji Johnson Arena. And to my own thinking the stadium here is even better than that one (in Monrovia). That is why we decided that you people should be in Lagos.

“At least we know it’s not easy but it is better we start from here. So that when we get there it would not be difficult for us. And I hope we are all ready for the match on Sunday Insha Allah.”

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The football administrator, also commended the players for making out time and honour the invitation, despite their tight schedule and stress during the just concluded seasons.

“I know it’s not easy, you just finished your season and instead of you to go and rest and be with your family and go for your holidays but still football must continue. By the grace of God after Sunday you can go back to rest and prepare for your pre-season matches.

“I just want to thank all of you for honouring this invitation to serve your country as you always do by the grace of God we will do our best despite all the difficulties, financial difficulties and economic situation of the country we will do our best to ensure that at least we support you so that we can make Nigerians happy.

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