President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has dedicated the Super Eagles’ 2-0 win over Iceland at the 2018 World Cup on Friday to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The NFF dedicates this win to President Muhammadu Buhari for his massive support and fatherly role to the NFF and the national teams. Our President has created a conducive environment for football to thrive.
I also want to specially appreciate the vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo; the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and members of the presidential delegation led by the sports minister, Solomon Dalung, the Permanent Secretary in the sports ministry, Mr. Olusade Adesola and International Olympic Committee member, Habu Gumel.”
The NFF boss expressed appreciation to senators and members of the House of Representatives who are in Russia to support the team, as well as major stakeholders, including former NFF presidents and general secretaries, Nigerian legends including Segun Odegbami, who gave a pep-talk to the team before the (Iceland) match, former Eagles’ coach Chief Adegboye Onigbinde and other prominent Nigerians who watched the game in Volgograd.
“I appreciate the hard work and passion of my colleagues on the NFF board over the years, the commitment and loyalty of members of the NFF Congress, the dedication of our management and staff, and other stakeholders including club owners and our media representatives who are here in Russia. I want to assure everyone that Friday’s win over Iceland only signalled the beginning of great tidings in Russia.”