World Cup Failure: Sports Minister, NFF To Appear Before Senate
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By Our Correspondent
It appears that the sad feeling of Nigerians following the inability of the Super Eagles to qualify for her 7th World Cup in Qatar are yet to die down as the country’s apex lawmaking chamber, the Senate have set in to probe the team’s failure to qualify for the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
The Senate have directed the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare as well as the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation NFF to appear before it to explain why the team failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup despite support.
The Super Eagles, playing at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja on March 29th, drew 1-1 with visiting Black Stars of Ghana. Ghana by the virtue of their one away goal picked the all-important ticket at the expense of Nigeria who had over 60, 000 fans in the stadium
But the Senate says it is investigating the failure of the team to qualify despite the huge funds put into the exercise by the federal government and corporate bodies.
The Senate disclosed this during Tuesday’s legislative proceedings.
The Upper Chamber will also investigate the vandalism of the facilities at the Stadium in the aftermath of Nigeria’s loss to Ghana.
Consequently, it has directed its Committee on Sports to invite the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, the leadership of NFF as well as those involved in maintaining the stadium to ascertain the extent of damage to the facilities.
No date have been fixed for their appearance.