The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed its sincere regret to the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Nigerian people for the Super Eagles’ inability to qualify for this year’s FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar.
Dr Mohammed Sanusi, NFF General Secretary, expressed sadness that the squad did not qualify despite the overwhelming support of the government and the Nigerian people, who packed the 60,000-seat Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja for the match against Ghana’s Black Stars on Tuesday.
Senator Obinna Ogba, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development, has termed the Super Eagles’ inability to get a ticket to the upcoming World Cup championship in Qatar as “sad and demoralizing.”
Ogba expressed regret that the Nigerian flag would not be flown in Qatar.
He stated that a comprehensive inquiry would be conducted to determine what occurred.
Senator Ogba, on the other hand, sympathized with Nigerians, saying that all dreams had been destroyed, including those of the players, who, he said, will be too old to play in the World Cup again in the next four years.