From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
The Nigeria football Federation (NFF), has despatched an strengthen party to Cameroon almost two months in advance of the return leg of the FIFA World Cup qualifier towards the Indomitable Lions.
second vice chairman of the federation and the chairman League management firm (LMC), Mallam Shehu Dikko, who made the disclosure after declaring open a coaching hospital in Abuja, also revealed that the footfall federation is ready for the Ministry of Finance to release the fund for the video games already authorized with the aid of the performing President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo.
Updating Nigerians on the readiness of the federation for the two-legged World Cup come across, the LMC boss stated: “after all, the whole thing is so as. It is a component of the rationale Gernot Rohr is all over the place Europe to speak and encourage the avid gamers on preseason to do neatly for the reason that we don’t have any friendly suit earlier than that sport. he is pushing all of them on to be mentally ready for the sport.
“on the federation degree, the technical committee members are doing their perfect by means of calling and speaking to the avid gamers on phone. The federation president can be calling and inspiring them on the significance of successful the game.
“He advised them to do their preseason very smartly as a result of they may not play as much as 5 fits before that sport. i will inform you that every one fingers are on deck. in fact, the advance birthday party has even traveled to Cameroon to do all the reservations ahead of the preparations for the 2nd leg come across.
“the whole thing in regards to the Uyo recreation is sorted out already and even now now we have situation on our hands within the goalkeeping department of Ikeme’s health, the technical adviser is already turning it to benefit and using it to inspire the players. he’s telling them to play and win the game for Carl and even Carl himself has been calling them to win the game for him.
“The educate is even proposing to usher in additional trainers to join the home-based totally staff to work namely with the goalkeeper trainers to get a pool of to be had keepers to make a choice from. So, there is not any downside concerning the suit.”
On the preparations the federation is making to beat the challenges of elevating fund for the fits, Mallam Dikko stated: “What i will be able to inform you is that even before the healthy in opposition to South Africa, now we have to thank the federal executive particularly the appearing President and the Minister of sports activities for making sure the approval of the entire money required for the game, including that of Cameroon and Zambia.
“government is keen to ensure that Nigeria participate in the FIFA World Cup. The approval even got here before the sport against South Africa and i’m positive that sooner than the sport against Cameroon, the fund should be made to be had and all the allowances owed the avid gamers might be settled.
“i will inform you that government throughout the acting President and the sports Minister have executed its section via the approval, it’s left for the finance ministry to make sure that fund is available before that time. We don’t need money to dominate discussions going ahead until we play Zambia in November.
“So i can tell you that money for the video games had been sorted out together with that of CHAN. we know that approval and free up are entirely different things but if you have approval, that you can look forward to the releases,” he stated.