Sports Minister Summons NFF over Super Eagles Poor Results 

 The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has demanded a detailed technical report from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) following Super Eagles’ disappointing performances in this June FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

The Super Eagles have only managed to secure only one point from a possible six, following a 1-1 draw with South Africa in Uyo and losing 2-1 to Benin Republic in Abidjan in its third and fourth games of the qualifying series.

These results leave the Super Eagles with a total of just three points from a possible 12, of the four games played thus far in their quest to qualify for the Mundial to be jointly hosted by USA, Canada, and Mexico. 

Senator Enoh expressed his dissatisfaction with the outcomes, especially considering the substantial support the NFF has received from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration in addition to the kind of open and positive working relationship between the Ministry and the NFF.

“The recent results are unacceptable,” Senator Enoh stated. “Despite the immense support from President Tinubu and the high expectations of Nigerian football fans, the Super Eagles have underperformed. 

“The NFF must provide a comprehensive technical report explaining the reasons behind this poor showing and give cause why there mustn’t be consequences for the disappointment caused both Government and the generality of Nigerians,” observed the Sports Minister.

He emphasised that Nigerian the football fans demand and deserve answers and accountability from the NFF. “Our supporters are passionate and devoted. They deserve an explanation for why our national team has not been performing to the expected standards since after the last AFCON.”

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