Revealed: How Pinnick apologised to Supersand Eagles over poor preparation


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has apologized to the Super Sand Eagles over the team’s poor treatment at the 2017 FIFA Beach World Cup.

Nigeria failed to reached the quarter final of the tournament, the Sand Eagles finished third in Group B with two points from available nine.

Super Sand Eagles captain, Isiaka Olawale has revealed the NFF President apologized to the team on arrival from Bahamas in Lagos.

“The NFF President came to welcome us at the airport and he apologized for their poor treatment towards the team,” Olawale said to

“Honestly the Federation knew we don’t have a perfect structure to dominate the Beach Soccer. African teams have caught up with us and we can’t even compete with the world.

“Poor welfare and porous preparation cost us, the failure was based on the fact that we didn’t prepared. The NFF President gave us One hundred and fifty thousands (N150,000) each on arrival from his personal money.

“No need crying about the damage but I want to implore the Federation to support Beach Soccer and create a structure for us to excel and make the country proud.

“We are proud of our individual performances despite the difficult situation, we could have qualified from the group stages but we can’t give what we don’t have and it is difficult to push out those that prepared for the tournament.”

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