NFF President Amaju Pinnick has, once more, praised the continued support of the country’s leader, President Goodluck Jonathan (GCFR) to the cause of the various National football teams.
Speaking on Wednesday, the NFF boss minced no words in dedicating the victory of the Flying Eagles over Ghana’s Black Satellites in the first semi final of the 19th African Youth Championship in Senegal to President Jonathan.
“As I said when the team won a place in the semi finals and qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, there is no doubt that the great support and keen personal interest of President Jonathan in the team has been working magic.
“He took special interest in that squad since the team won a record fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup for Nigeria in 2013, and has continued to monitor the team. The President supports all the National Teams, but he certainly has very special interest in the U-17 world champions, who have now become the U-20 and will win the FIFA U-20 World Cup for him and the country in New Zealand in June.”
The Flying Eagles on Wednesday defeated Black Satellites of Ghana 2-0 to qualify for Sunday’s final, and will play the winner of Thursday’s second semi final, involving hosts Senegal and Mali.