Nigeria Federal Government Disappointed Over Super Eagles Loss To Cheetahs

The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed its disappointment with the Nigeria Football Federation for the Super Eagles’ dismal performance in their campaign for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The Ministry of Sports issued a statement on Monday describing the results as unacceptable and demanding a technical report from the NFF. The statement says:

The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has demanded a detailed technical report from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) following the Super Eagles’ disappointing performance during the June FIFA window.

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“These results leave the Super Eagles with a total of just three points from a possible twelve,of the four games played thus far in their quest to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup to be jointly hosted by USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Senator Enoh highlighted his unhappiness with the results, particularly given the NFF’s significant support from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s government, as well as the Ministry’s open and friendly working relationship with the NFF.

The recent results are unacceptable,” Senator Enoh stated.

“Despite the immense support from President Tinubu and the high expectations of Nigerian football fans, the Super Eagles have underperformed.

“The NFF must provide a comprehensive technical report explaining the reasons behind this poor showing and give cause why there mustn’t be consequences for the disappointment caused both Government and the generality of Nigerians.

The Super Eagles earned only one point out of a possible six, drawing 1-1 with South Africa in Uyo and losing 2-1 to Benin Republic in Abidjan in their third and fourth games of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign.

Senator Enoh emphasised that Nigerian football supporters want and deserve answers and responsibility from the NFF.

Our supporters are passionate and devoted. They deserve an explanation for why our national team has not been performing to the expected standards since after the last AFCON he added.

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