Eagles’ loss to South Africa: NUJ decries campaign of calumny

Posted on Jun 16 2017 - 6:14am by admin

“It is unlucky that while laudable value determinations are being done through instruct Gernot Rohr and the Amju Pinnick led NFF to bring the super Eagles again on tract after a disastrous day out in Uyo, a number of individuals have elected to fan embers of disunity by way of raising spurious and misleading concerns in a bid to misguide the general public and influence a transformation of venue for subsequent tremendous Eagles fits.”

this is the kernel of a press remark released in Uyo the day past and collectively signed with the aid of the Akwa Ibom Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and sports Writers association of Nigeria (SWAN) Akwa Ibom State.

The our bodies argued that whereas nobody may just cope with the NFF as to where fits of the super Eagles or other nationwide teams could also be held, …it is alternatively distasteful to look how political, non carrying and mischievous dimensions were introduced to blackmail Akwa Ibom State and particularly the world acclaimed facility that’s the Godswill Akpabio international Stadium from getting used because the venue of tremendous Eagles home fits.

“The insinuation that the Nest of Champions has an “uneven” floor is laughable and a figment of the creator’s imagination.”

the clicking unencumber wondered why the outside was once no longer uneven once we beat Algeria here in an international Cup Qualifier.

We additionally recollect that the super Eagles went to Zambia final year in an international Cup qualifier and efficiently bought an away victory and we are mindful that the surface of the pitch in Zambia will not be related to the Godswill Akpabio world Stadium …but they gained.

on the subject of support, the tremendous Eagles have found a house in Uyo with the overwhelming passionate toughen they have got enjoyed on and off the field by way of the government and folks of Akwa Ibom State together with sports activities enthusiasts who travel far and almost about watch matches.

“will we need to remind ourselves that it has came about in some cities in Nigeria the place soccer fans will either boo the tremendous Eagles or barren region the venue for abysmal performances or conceding goals?”

“last Saturday, Uyo fans stayed with the team, hoping and praying till the ominous final whistle of the Tunisian referee.”

educate Rohr, tremendous Eagles avid gamers and certainly the leadership of the NFF have severally applauded the hospitality sports loving Governor Udom Emmanuel has brought to bear on the crew out of doors the very good infrastructure that elevates the stature of this us of a in the comity of soccer playing international locations.

the present exploits of most popular league side, Akwa United football membership, whose residence ground is the Godswill Akpabio global Stadium, Uyo is a further testimony of the nice state of the amenities at the stadium particularly their residence win against Wikki tourists of Bauchi in a re-scheduled week 23 fixture three days after super Eagles and Bafana Bafana conflict.

let us now not introduce any political twist into fit venues as being orchestrated against the Godswill Akpabio world Stadium.

We align with the ideas of President Pinnick and train Rohr that we didn’t play neatly, that it is a “welcome get up call” and agree that the Eagles nonetheless stand a bright likelihood of qualifying for each the arena Cup and the countries Cup.

“subsequently as we discuss the super Eagles loss to South Africa, let us separate details from calumny.  this is the way to be a patriot knowing that soccer is a rallying point and a device for nationwide team spirit.”


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