The First Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi reiterated yesterday that the Super Eagles have put behind them the disappointment of defeat by Croatia and now ready to go for the maximum points in their remaining encounters in Group D at the FIFA World Cup.
Akinwunmi, also Chairman of the NFF Organizing Committee and Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, told a gathering of the cream of Nigeria’s media representatives in Saint Petersburg that the NFF expected a match -winning performance from the three -time African champions against Iceland on Friday.
“Like all Nigerians back home, and like the team itself, the NFF was not happy with the loss to Croatia. But the Eagles have climbed that cloud now and ready to conquer. They have put behind them the defeat and looking ahead with determination to the remaining two games.
“I can confirm to you that the team is not lacking motivation in any way. Our agreement with them was that they would get their entire money for the group phase once they qualify; it is not a match-by-match basis. So, they are aware that if they win the remaining matches or just achieve the minimum to qualify from the group, they will still earn the money for all three matches.”