Super Eagles will qualify for Gabon 2017, Russia 2018 – Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles, will qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Nigeria take on Egypt in a double-header in March 2016, to decide their qualifying group for the AFCON 2017, which will be staged in Gabon.

The qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be played in Russia, kicks off in October 2016.

Pinnick, who was speaking on Channels Television, hailed the various national teams that excelled in 2015 and remained optimistic of more results.

“I want to state clearly that it has never been a one-man show. The Members of the Executive Committee and Management have been excellent. We are a united team.

“The triumphs of the U-20 boys in Senegal, the U-17 boys in Chile and the U-23 boys in Senegal, as well as the qualification of the Eagles B for the African Nations Championship and the progress the Super Eagles have made are the results of a committed group.

“I make bold to say that year 2016 will be even better. We are looking to see the Eagles B win the African Nations Championship, the Super Eagles qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and starting the race to Russia 2018 on a sound footing, and also planning for the women teams to excel at their various international championships.”

Culled from: http://dailypost.ng/2016/01/01/super-eagles-will-qualify-for-gabon-2017-russia-2018-pinnick/

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