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Beat Tanzania, Pocket $20,000 – Task Force Boss Tells Olympic Eagles

Beat Tanzania, Pocket $20,000 – Task Force Boss Tells Olympic Eagles

The Chairman, NFF Task Force on youth competitions, Alh. Aminu Balele Kurfi has pledged the sum of $20,000 for the U23 men national team, Olympic Eagles, if they beat Tanzania in the first leg of their U23 AFCON qualifying fixture in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

Alh. Kurfi made the pledge at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos while speaking with the team Thursday evening shortly before the team’s departure to Tanzania aboard a Kenyan Airways flight.

The Katsina State-born football administrator charged the Olympic Eagles to make Nigerians proud by ensuring they beat their Tanzanian counterparts on Saturday.

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Kurfi also conveyed the goodwill messages of Youth and Sports Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare and NFF President, Alh. Ibrahim Musa Gusau to the team while assuring them that Nigerians are fully supporting the team to come out victorious.

Responding, Head Coach Salisu Yusuf thanked the Katsina State FA Chairman for prioritizing the team while assuring that the team will give its best in the showdown with Tanzania.

Also speaking, team captain Success Makanjuola stated that the players are highly motivated and will go all out to secure victory on Saturday.


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 5
  • KangA 1 year ago

    This “beat X and take Y” soccer philosophy must stop  . . . NOW. It is counterproductive. The unskilled players could resort to brute force to win, committing fouls and being ejected, thereby losing the match. 

    Use the money to arrange camping, high quality friendlies and skill updates.

    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      Honestly, it beats reasoning.
      I dont know where we get off thinking throwing money around solve all problems.

      What sort of administrators do we have for heavens sake.

      How is $20000 supposed to make the team play with chemistry that takes time, effort and hardwork to build…?

      Instead of trying to force a this horse to drink water with the $20,000 why not spend it on camping the team on time, at least 4 – 6 weeks to the qualifier and assembling the right players, technical crew and backroom staff.

      This all smirks off terrible planning and lack of foresight.

      So Tanzania u23 has now become the team we need wager $20,000 dollars on to have any hope of a victory….?

  • Tooto 1 year ago

    Nawa o! So na Tanzania is our problem now? If we won play Germany nko?

    Stupid people

  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    It is sad that money talk has become the drive for our sports over excellence.

  • Musa 1 year ago

    YUSUF THAT GHANA BEAT TO QUALIFY FOR CHAN

    IS THE SAME YUSUF TAKEN UNDER 23 I PITY THOSE PLAYER’S BECAUSE THEY GOING NOWHERE
    NIGERIA FOOTBALL IS DEAD YUSUF IS NOT A GOOD COACH

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