The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have maintained they will fly the country’s team to Zambia for a World Cup qualifier notwithstanding their current financial problems.
According to an official statement, the NFF said they condemn “in very strong terms” a report in some media that they cannot fly the Super Eagles to a World Cup qualifying match in Ndola on Sunday, 9th October 2016.
Nigeria’s football–governing body viewed the report as baseless, misleading and despicable, not only against Nigerian football, but against the Nigerian nation.
While admitting financial challenges as a result of the current state of the economy, the NFF expressed solid faith that matters would never get to the point of Nigeria being unable to get a national team to the venue of a competitive match or championship.
On Thursday, the NFF assured Nigerians that it had concluded arrangements on getting players and officials of the Super Eagles to Abuja for a training camp starting on Sunday, 2nd October, getting the team to and from Zambia and getting the players back to their various Clubs after the national assignment.