…TAN Assures Nigerians
Despite the crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), The Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) has assured Super Eagles’ fans that the team will bounce back from its disappointing second round exit at the ongoing World Cup in Brazil.
Former junior international, Waidi Akanni, who is TAN’s sports coordinator, noted that the team should be kept together with few inclusions made to beef up the squad.
The former Flying Eagles Star said the team showed resilience in the face of serious opposition at the World Cup and predicted a better future for most of the players that took part in the tournament.
He also praised President Goodluck Jonathan for wading into the appearance few disputes that put the players at loggerhead with the NFF.
“I must say that President Jonathan did well by nipping the appearance fee crisis in the bud. It shows that he is a leader who listens to the people.”
Akanni stated that the president has shown that he wants sports to grow since assuming office by putting funds into sports development.
Speaking further on the Eagles, Akanni noted that there were great potentials in the country to make the national team great.
“We have so many players who are national team materials. So, the onus is on the coach to widen his dragnet for talents that can make the Eagles fly again.”
He also said that preparation for the 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers should begin in earnest to ensure Nigeria successfully defends it title in Morocco.