NFF reveals World Cup plans for Super Eagles


Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have revealed their plans for the Super Eagles ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

NFF Executive Members met with the team in Russia before the Argentina game and discussed camping and preparations for the World Cup next year.

According to the NFF 2nd Vice President, Shehu Dikko, the Federation have identified two training sites for the Super Eagles and communicated the process to the world football-governing body, FIFA.

“A final site would be selected out of the two after inspection and approval by the technical crew led by Coach Gernot Rohr. This is in furtherance of our commitment to ensuring there are no issues outstanding that could constitute distraction before the World Cup,” Dikko revealed.

Dikko added that the Federation have lined up Grade A friendly games for the Super Eagles before the World Cup.

He added: “All plans for the World Cup are on course and a number of high profile preparatory matches have also been agreed, subject to the Final Draw on 1st December. The entire program would be unveiled after the Draw.” sources understands Germany and Morocco are the two camping sites the NFF have proposed for the Super Eagles to camp in for the World Cup.

Meanwhile, the NFF have also reached what it described as a ‘landmark agreement’ with Super Eagles players that will eliminate all manner of rancour and distractions around Nigeria’s preparation and participation at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia was signed in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday morning.

Pinnick and Sanusi signed for the NFF while Gernot Rohr and Salisu Yusuf signed for the technical crew and Captain Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa signed for the players.

Speaking to the after the agreement was signed, captain of the Super Eagles John Mikel Obi said: “We are very happy and excited with this development. This is the first time since I started playing for the senior team that I would see everything regarding preparation and bonuses and allowances put down in black and white and a binding agreement executed. It is reassuring that we now have a Federation leadership so committed to making everything work that they arranged this meeting and allowed the players to contribute and then set out to sign the agreement.”


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