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We will ensure Eagles win AFCON – Pinnick


Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the main objective of 2019 is for the Super Eagles to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Pinnick said a fourth AFCON title is long overdue for Nigeria, adding that “everything legitimate” will be done to ensure the Eagles bring home the trophy.

“The very big one that we do not want to miss is the AFCON title. We have won it three times but we want it for a fourth time so that we can close the gap with the likes of Egypt and Cameroon,” the NFF president said.

Egypt have won the AFCON title seven times, Cameroon have emerged champions on five occasions while Ghana have four titles.

Pinnick said: “The target always is to emerge victorious. There are so many competitions this year and we intend to, as usual, put our best foot forward in each and everyone of them.

“The target always is to emerge victorious. The NFF will work with the technical crew to achieve an excellent preparation of the Super Eagles for the tournament.

“Everything legitimate would be done to ensure the Super Eagles triumph in Egypt.

Pinnick added that the NFF “will equally give the Super Falcons all the support to perform excellently at the World Cup”.

The Super Eagles will take on Seychelles on March 22, a match Pinnick said “will serve as the beginning of our preparations for the AFCON, to be followed four days later by a friendly against the Egyptian national team at the same venue”.


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