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Super Eagles: Tinubu approved payment of outstanding debt he inherited – Minister

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The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, has revealed that President Bola Tinubu has demonstrated commitment by approving a significant amount for the payment of outstanding debt he inherited to the members of the national team, the Super Eagles.

Enoh also attributed Nigeria’s commendable performance at the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), held in Côte d’Ivoire, to the collective efforts and determination of all stakeholders involved in Nigerian football.

However, he emphasized that there is still significant work ahead for the Ministry and the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, to elevate Nigerian football to its rightful place on the continent and globally.

Speaking during a recent media interview, Enoh underscored the importance of developing local football, particularly focusing on enhancing the Nigerian league.

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He highlighted the need for increased funding as a crucial factor in the overall development of sports.

This was disclosed in a statement by Diana-Mary Nsan, S.A. Media to the Honourable Minister of Sports Development on Saturday.

“The success we witnessed at the 2023 AFCON was a result of a combination of factors – first, the leadership of the country, Mr. President demonstrated commitment by approving a significant amount for the payment of outstanding he inherited to the members of the National Team,” Enoh said.

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“That gave me the first signal that all was going to be good at the AFCON. A lot of other factors from the Ministry’s operations, the NFF, and the support of Nigerians also played a role in our run at the AFCON.”

He stated that the next steps for the nation will be to consolidate on the AFCON buzz and ensure qualification for both the 2025 AFCON and the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

“We have a challenge to qualify for the next AFCON and also the 2026 World Cup, but I think we also need to get back and sort out other issues. For example, we want to ensure we have our coaching area sorted out, and also get back to that point in the history of our sports and football, where foreign-based players compete for jerseys with the local based players. That means looking inwards at our local football to improve its competitiveness and technical levels, even in coaching,” he said.

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