The Nigeria Football Federation has said it is aiming to settle all issues pertaining to the Super Eagles participation in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup six months before the kick off of the tournament to ensure the fullest concentration of the players and technical crew on the task of achieving a top finish.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick disclosed this at the opening of the 73rd Annual General Assembly of the NFF held in Jos on Thursday, October 19.
Assuring that it is possible for the Super Eagles to win the World Cup, Pinnick reasoned that all that is required is good planning and focus to make adequate provisions for the needs of the players well ahead of time.
“We want to perform at top level at the World Cup. It is possible for us to win it. We need to make sure that the players attend with the highest mental, physical and psychological capacity. This means there should be no distractions, ” Amaju said.
“To achieve that, we aim to ensure that we are fully settled on all the requirements of the players and get them signed off six months to the event.”
This includes issues about players bonuses, participation fees at the World Cup, earnings from honourarium for qualifying, ticketing to and from preparation/training tours, camping and many more.
Pinnick said the NFF will, in a few weeks, sit down with the team to discuss all the issues and sign to the resolutions while the job of the NFF is to ensure full provisions.