Sports Minister Meets NFF, Paseiro Ahead Of AFCON

Femi Onasanya By Femi Onasanya - Sports Reporter
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Sen. John Owan Enoh, Nigeria’s minister of sports development, met with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles head coach Jose Santos Peseiro yesterday to find out the team’s level of preparation with just 37 days until the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.

It has been learned that the meeting, which took place at the Minister’s office in Abuja, was primarily concerned with creating a comprehensive plan that would guarantee the best possible conditions for Nigeria to win the AFCON once more, ten years after the late Stephen Keshi did so in South Africa in 2013.

The Minister stated that football is the only sport in the country with a national budget due to the fervour for the game throughout the entire population. “Football is so important because anything that happens to it affects us as a nation.”

“The country is desperate to win the AFCON after ten years.” It will be very important to President Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s administration as well as the people of Nigeria.

According to him, the AFCON offers the national team a critical chance to demonstrate their fortitude and resiliency on the continent.

The meeting reaffirms the Ministry’s dedication to providing all required resources and assistance to guarantee the Super Eagles’ competitiveness and readiness for the competition.

Nigeria will compete against hosts Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau in the group stage of the 2023 AFCON, which will take place in Côte d’Ivoire from January 13 to February 11.

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