The Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Football Association, Alhaji Adam Mouktar Mohamemd, has said another failure by the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be catastrophic.
With only two matches into the qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the Super Eagles who missed the 2022 edition are already walking a tightrope.
After forcing lowly rated Lesotho to a 1-1 draw in the opening Group C match at home, the Super Eagles put up a tame performance for another 1-1 draw with Zimbabwe in Butare, Rwanda.
Consequently, there is apprehension as most Nigerians are afraid that the Super Eagles may fail to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.
Therefore, Mohammed has said everything humanly possible should be done by Nigerian football authorities to avert the impending football disaster.
Speaking to Daily Trust, the member of the three-man NFF Task Force on age-grade national teams maintained that another failure by the Super Eagles will have far reaching financial implications.
“Yes, we should be on red alert mode because it will be catastrophic not to qualify for the next World Cup. The pain of not qualifying to the last World Cup in Qatar was devastating for all Nigerians.
“It affected our football reputation globally. And in financial terms, it was a huge hole in our potential revenues. A whole generation of footballers lost their chance to play at the biggest stage!
“We must not ever hope to experience this again and any impediments must be removed along the way to achieve not only qualification but at least a semi-final place, in my opinion,” said Mohammed.