Nigeria’s Sports Minister Summons NFF Over Super Eagles’ Poor Result in World Cup Qualifiers

The Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh, has demanded a detailed technical report from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) following the Super Eagles’ disappointing performance during the June FIFA window.

The Super Eagles secured only one point out of a possible six, drawing 1-1 with South Africa in Uyo and losing 2-1 to Benin Republic in Abidjan in their third and fourth games of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying series.

These results leave the Super Eagles with just three points out of a possible twelve from the four games played so far in their quest to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Minister Enoh expressed his dissatisfaction with the outcomes, particularly given the substantial support the NFF has received from Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration and the positive working relationship between the Ministry and the NFF.

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“The recent results are unacceptable,” Senator Enoh stated. “Despite the immense support from Tinubu and the high expectations of Nigerian football fans, the Super Eagles have underperformed.

The NFF must provide a comprehensive technical report explaining the reasons behind this poor showing and justify why there should not be consequences for the disappointment caused to both the government and the generality of Nigerians.”

He emphasized that Nigerian football fans demand and deserve answers and accountability from the NFF. “Our supporters are passionate and devoted.

They deserve an explanation for why our national team has not been performing to the expected standards since the last AFCON,” he added.

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