Pinnick Targets Meaningful Super Eagles Impact At 2019 AFCON

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that the federation is targeting a meaningful Super Eagles impact at next year’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

Pinnick made this known in a statement released on the federation’s website.

“We will approach the matches one game at a time. Our objective is not only to qualify for the finals, but for the Super Eagles to also make a meaningful impact at the finals in Cameroun in the summer of next year.” Pinnick, who is also CAF’s 1st Vice President revealed.

He also stated that his board is still focused on youth development.

In his words, Pinnick said: “Our vision, as we have espoused from Day One, is to build a sustainable football culture for our dear nation. To do that, youth development is key.”

“That is what we are trying to do with the U15 squad which recently reached the final of the African Youth Games in Algeria, and which will form the bulk of the next U17 National Team.” He added.

Pinnick also touched on the forthcoming September 20 NFF elections billed for Katsina and that “the door remains open for those aggrieved members of the football family, who are ready to abide by extant football rules and regulations, as they can still pick up forms for the elections.”

“We have learnt so much during this crisis. We are more determined to run an inclusive administration where everyone can have a sense of belonging, as we work tenaciously and diligently towards taking Nigerian Football to new heights of excellence.” The NFF President concluded.