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Gusau Pledges Support For Supersand Eagles

Gusau Pledges Support For Supersand Eagles

President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau on Thursday disclosed that the Federation is committed to ensuring that the Beach Soccer National Team, otherwise known as Supersand Eagles, enjoys the same attention as other National Teams, when restored to international competitions.

The NFF boss made the pledge at the inauguration of the Federation’s Futsal and Beach Soccer Sub-Committee, at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja.

“Nigeria is a big footballing nation, and it will be inappropriate if we continue to stay out of some activities that other African countries are involved in, football-wise. We will do whatever is necessary to restore Nigeria’s presence in futsal and beach soccer.

“I am assuring the committee that whether through financial or other means, futsal and beach soccer will enjoy equal treatment as other National Teams.”

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It can be recalled that the Supersand Eagles brought honour to the country at various times in the past, winning the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations in 2007 and 2009, winning a couple of silver medals at the same competition and also harvesting bronze medals on a couple of occasions. The team also represented Africa at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup on many occasions, including reaching the quarter-finals in Ravenna, Italy in 2011 before losing to Brazil in overtime.

The NFF decided to pull the team out of international competitions five years ago, after high-score losses at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay.

A member of the NFF Executive Committee, Otuekong Nse Essien is the committee’s chairman, with Chairman of Chairmen, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf (Fresh) as vice chairman. Members are Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande, former NFF Executive Committee member and Chairman, Plateau State FA; Mr. Richard Jideaka, foremost journalist; Alhaji Aminu Mohammed Inuwa; Hajji Liameed Gafaar, Chairman of Lagos State FA and; Yabagi Alhaji Baba, vice chairman of Niger State FA. The secretary is Abubakar D. Umar Barde).

Also present at the inauguration were NFF Deputy General Secretary, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme and some directors of the Federation.

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  • MONKEY POST 1 month ago

    GUSAU what are you saying about the SUSPENSION, FINE, BAN or even APOLOGY LETTER from OSIMHEN…

    Anyone among those will serve as a DETERRENT to UP COMING FOOTBALLERS….

    • Gbenro 1 month ago

      The national team, SE struggle without Osimhen is what the last post is about.

      • MONKEY POST 1 month ago

        But we have been struggling with OSIMHEN na…WE struggle against Ghana during the wc qualifiers…we still no qualify…we struggle against ivory coast in the final of afcon….

        It’s only against all this cheap ass teams that we don’t struggle like Lesotho and the rest… lmao…

  • Sorhe Salami 1 month ago

    Without Victor Osimhen S.E. is doomed.

  • MONKEY POST 1 month ago

    LMAO…But we had HIM against GHANA in the WC QUALIFIERS.what did HE do? HE was just doing BICYCLE KICKS upndan. When IKPEBA talked, HE INSULTED him…(It seems the guy gat an issue with RESPECTING ELDERS n LEGENDS tho)

    LMAO…In the last AFCON, in order to take off the PRESSURE, He STYLISHLY turned himself to a DEFENDER…(Guy man think say smart ones like us no go code)

    • Ebubedike 1 month ago

      You are so right. Osimhen no sabi. Josh Maja is far better.

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