Sports Minister Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi
Sports Minister and Chairman, National Sports Commission, Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi, has been working behind the scenes to ensure that administratively and otherwise the Super Eagles remain on course at the ongoing Nations Cup championship.
The Minister, who has refused to leave South Africa, despite his tight schedule back home, said on Monday morning that he will go nowhere until Nigeria reaches the knock-out stages of the tournament from where he assured that the team will now start excelling.
Along with the Minister, NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, have been working behind the scenes to ensure that the team is in good stead for the game against Ethiopia, even as the East African side say they will play their hearts out against Nigeria, as they have nothing to lose against the Super Eagles.
“I am here and working with the NFF to ensure that all goes well with the team and the signs I’m seeing are very encouraging,” the Minister declared on Monday morning.
The Minister and the NFF leadership were expected in Rustenberg later on Monday.