Following the continuous dwindling fortunes of Nigerian football, the Senate Committee of Sports has summoned the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung and the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) to appear before it on April 12 .
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Obinna Ogba told journalists in Abuja that the invitation is for the two bodies to brief it on the latest stage of preparations for Team Nigeria ahead of the August 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil and to explain the events that led to the elimination of the Super Eagles from the Gabon 2017 All Africa Games (AFCON) qualification.
Senator Ogba argued that the upper legislative body needed to be informed on what went wrong with the team, adding that its explanations would also help Nigerians to know the true position of things. He equally hinted the interest of the lawmakers in the rumoured poor preparation of Team Nigeria for the Olympic Games. Read more