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Friday 6 May 2016

We won't interfere in players selection, we are not making money from friendlies- NFF

The NFF Secretary General Sanusi Mohammed has stressed that the Football Federation will not interfere with the affairs of the coaches and also revealed they won't be making any financial gain from the Super Eagles friendlies slated for this month end and June.

Nigeria will meet fellow West Africans, Mali at the Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen, in France on May 27 before facing Luxembourg in Luxembourg City on June 1 at a venue yet to be finalised.
The friendly games are organised to prepare the Eagles when the African qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup resume in October and the NFF through it's Secretary General have said they will support the coaches in every way possible and not interfere with players' selection so that the Super Eagles will have the best possible preparation ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
“The NFF will not in any way interfere in players selection for the World Cup qualifiers. Our mission is to assist the coaches in rebuilding a formidable Super Eagles… this is why we have organised warm up games for the team. The logistics needed to select the best available players has also been put in place to help the coaches,”  NFF Secretary General, Dr linSanusi Mohammed said during a press briefing.
When asked why the NFF won't be making any money from the friendly fixtures which will be played away from home, Sanusi said;
“It is not about the money. Everything we are doing is for national benefit, “Sanusi said. “Every time you go to play a friendly match outside Nigeria, of course, you are showcasing Nigeria and its culture and at the same time, you are trying to build a team that Nigerians will be proud of”. Sanusi said to journalists as reported by ThisDay.
Luxembourg who Nigeria will play in one of the friendlies has no football pedigree and is the second least ranked European team in the world at a position of 146.

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