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7 Oct 2017

Saraki tasks sports ministry, NFF ahead of World Cup

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Saturday, congratulated the Super Eagles and all Nigerians on the nation’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year.
Saraki, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the Senate would work to ensure that Nigerian players were well equipped and prepared for the 2018 tournament while urging the Nigerian Football Federation and the Ministry of Sports to not relent in their efforts ahead of 2018.

He said, “Right now, we must begin to plan and work towards victory for our Super Eagles. They have made us proud on the field; now, the NFF, the Ministry of Sports, the sponsors and all concerned stakeholders must work together to ensure that our players and the team thrive at the World Cup.

“As our players continue to make us all proud and demonstrate the greatness in our diversity, I want to also congratulate all Nigerians. We can truly achieve great things when we come together.”

Saraki also said being in Uyo to witness firsthand the dedication, poise and consistency of our players had given hope to all Nigerians that the team would represent Africa well at the next World Cup.

“I want to congratulate our players for the way that they have played throughout this whole qualifying phase. It is my hope and the hope of millions across the country that our Super Eagles will represent our nation and the continent well at next year’s World Cup. It was great to have been in Uyo to cheer you on to victory,” the Senate President said.

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