The Flying Eagles will today depart for the final round qualifiers against Mauritania.
Chairman of chairmen, Effiong Johnson broke the good news to the team as the board members visited the team at their camp at Chida hotel,Abuja and also promised that their outstanding allowances will soon be paid.
“So do not worry yourself about what is happening with us, just face your job, as we are doing all we can to make you comfortable in camp”,he said.
“Whether as coaches or players, let us be focus-minded, face the task before us and avoid any distractions”,Johnson said.
Captain of the team, Ikouwem Udoh Utin thanked the board members for coming to see them and the good news that they will be traveling today which has brightened the atmosphere in camp. Coach of the team, Paul Aigbogun also thanked the board for the visit.
Also, the National U-20 women team, Falconets has received assurances that all their allowances will be paid before the team departs for the World cup.
Board member, Effiong Johnson who spoke on behalf of the board thanked the team for the patience and understanding since their camping started and promised that all their needs will soon be addressed.
“I want to remind you that as our Ambassadors always compete in the spirit of fair play and above all, look away from whatever is happening outside the pitch because Nigeria is bigger than every one of us”,Johnson said.
“The President would have loved to be here but other pressing matters have kept him away but he sent his good wishes”,he stated.
Responding on behalf of the team, Captain Famuditi Kemi thanked the board members for the visit and promised that the team was determined to win the FIFA Under-20 world Cup in France.