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Pinnick adamant Nigerian football not declining

Despite recent failures recorded by Nigerian national football teams, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has insisted that the country’s football is not going through a poor patch.

He made this known in his welcome address as chief host at the 50th year remembrance ceremony of the late Teslim ‘Thunder’ Balogun, held on Wednesday at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.

It would be recalled that the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar while for the first time in 32 years, the Super Falcons lost three games in a competition at the just concluded Africa Women’s Nations Cup in Morocco.

“Nigeria Football is making progress by all standards. All our junior national teams, men and women – the Eaglets, Flying Eagles, Flamingos and Falconets – have qualified for their FIFA World Cup finals. The Senior Women Team, Super Falcons, also just picked the ticket to play in the Women’s World Cup finals.

“The Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles all won WAFU Cup titles recently. These are noticeable feats that amount to some progress. The only one we fell short was the World Cup qualification. This happens in football. It is impossible to win every match,” he said.

Meanwhile, he has promised to help with the sustenance of the Teslim ‘Thunder’ Balogun Foundation, and be involved in all its activities in the years to come.

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