Super Eagles Debt Settlement: Tinubu’s Commitment to Sports Development

The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, revealed that President Bola Tinubu has demonstrated a strong commitment to sports development in Nigeria by approving a significant amount to settle the outstanding debt inherited by the members of the national team, the Super Eagles.

Enoh also credited Nigeria’s impressive performance at the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire to the collective efforts of all stakeholders in Nigerian football.

However, he emphasized that there is still much work to be done to elevate Nigerian football to its rightful place on the continent and globally.

During the interview, Enoh highlighted the importance of developing local football and stressed the need for increased funding to support the overall development of sports in the country.

He also mentioned that the success at the 2023 AFCON was a result of various factors, including the President’s financial commitment, the Ministry’s operations, the NFF, and the support of the Nigerian people.

Looking forward, the next steps for the nation will be to maintain the momentum from the AFCON and secure qualification for both the 2025 AFCON and the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

To achieve this, Enoh believes that Nigeria must focus on consolidating its coaching area and encouraging competition between foreign-based and local-based players.

President Tinubu’s approval of the Super Eagles’ debt settlement showcases his dedication to sports development in Nigeria.

With continued efforts and collaboration among stakeholders, Nigerian football has the potential to reach new heights in the coming years.

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