CAF President Ahmad: Super Eagles Africa’s Strongest Team To Russia 2018

CAF President Ahmad: Super Eagles Africa’s Strongest Team To Russia 2018

By Johnny Edward: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad believes that the Super Eagles of Nigeria are the strongest team to have qualified from Africa for the Russia 2018 World Cup, Completesportnigeria.com reports.

The Super Eagles and Egypt are the two African teams to have secured qualification for next year’s World Cup in Russia with a game in the qualifiers left to play.

“No doubt, Nigeria is the strongest African team going to Russia and we expect so much from the Super Eagles,” Ahmad said during a meeting of Congress of Nigerian Football, which also had in attendance Members of the NFF Executive Committee at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

“Amaju (Pinnick) has been spot-on in at least two major decisions this year: to support the change at CAF and to get the Nigerian fraternity to work assiduously towards Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.”

Ahmad also retierated that unity in the Nigeria Football Federation is the secret behind Nigeria’s upward surge in both the boardroom and the pitch in global football.

“If you (the Executive Committee and Congress) did not support Amaju (Pinnick) in his decision to support the Change Team before the CAF elections, we would not be here today,” Ahmad added.

“Your support underscores the unity of Nigerian football fraternity, and this is refreshing considering what we have in some other countries.

“Amaju has been spot-on in at least two major decisions this year: to support the change at CAF and to get the Nigerian fraternity to work assiduously towards Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.”

Ahmad, who is from Madagascar, also advised the Congress to continue to give backing to the vision and mission of the Pinnick-led NFF, insisting that CAF has the highest regards for Nigeria.

“We are here not only to watch the finale of the AITEO Cup, but also to hold the CAF Emergency Committee meeting. Nigeria is a very important country in African football, and will remain so for a long time with the unity and cohesion that I see here.”

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 15
  • No doubt about that

  • Why are you single handedly giving kudos to super eagles, you are a leader and this statement is not expected of you…

  • CAF president Ahmad is right, cos Super Eagles qualified from a group known as group of death, with even one match remaining. They deserve more than that kudos.

  • with that group of ours! yes!, i guess we should be grouped with Brazil, Germany and Spain so that we can do even bettet….lol

  • supereagle shouldn’t follow d caf president comment instead should take themself 2 b d weakest team & is ready 2 work very hard 2 b better if not d best

  • They should not overhype us too much oo,make dem no go put us for strong group

  • Mr Ahmad is not aware that it was only Amaju Pinnick and the Secretary that were 100% in support of a change in CAF hierarchy. Chris Green and others including the Sports minister Mr Solomon Dalunge were in support of Hayatou of Cameroon. Although the Sports minister advice caution but his body language indicated that he preferred Hayatou to an unknown Ahmad. Pinnick’s conviction has paid off and people like Chris Green are reaping the praise from the CAF President.

  • He will Lubijate.

  • In as much as i bliv we av a very strong squad, has any1 watched the Tunisian team? They ar now the no1 in Africa & they truly deserve it.

  • I belive when ever we fixture in such group we came out we will do more batter than wat we did

  • Hmmmmm who else thinks Nigeria will survive the group stage….regardless the country we might face in Russia….. England…. Germany…… Spain….. France…… Argentina……. Portugal……

    Nigeria will make it out of group state……

  • Mr. Jidauna G.G 11 months ago

    I just admire and truly love the passion Nigerians have on football. However, its not yet uhuru for the team, for the first time in the history of our world cup qualification, we have been blessed with a coach that has done the unthinkable….
    However, the NFF president deserved special commendation for always standing his ground on some unpopular decion, else after the exit of Oliseh no body would had know of Gernot Rohr if this history in coaching is anything to go by… However, with the desired support, the coach has been able to manage and unite the players and dressing room. This is something we have not seen in Eagles for some time now.
    Indeed the super eagles coach knows what he is doing, and has plans for the younger players.!

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