Maigari’s NFF Chases 11th Trophy At CHAN

Eagles with Afcon

President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari and his board members are looking forward to adding the ongoing African Nations Championship, CHAN trophy to their trophies cabinet.
Victory for the Super Eagles on Saturday will take the Maigari administration closer to its 11th trophy in 41 months in charge of Nigerian football.
The Nigerian team, who are making their first appearance at the African Nations Championship, will on Saturday take on Morocco inside the Cape Town Stadium in the first quarter final tie of the competition.
However, Maigari has urged the Eagles to go for an outright victory in the encounter against Morocco and move ahead to win the trophy.
“Our expectation is for the Eagles to surmount the North African obstacle and go on to win the Cup, so that we can present it to our dear President, His Excellency, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GCFR) as our first gift for the Centenary celebrations”, Maigari added.
“I have total confidence in the Eagles to overcome the Moroccans on Saturday and go ahead to lift the trophy on the first day of February”, Maigari said as he left Abuja for Lagos, en route South Africa on Thursday afternoon.
The trophies that have been won under the Maigari administration include; the FIFA U-17 World Cup (November 2013), Africa Cup of Nations (February 2013), African Women Championship (December 2010), African Youth Championship (May 2011), Conquistador (high-profile friendly with Argentina, June 2011), Catalunya Cup (high-profile friendly with Catalonia, January 2013),
Mandela Challenge (high-profile friendly with South Africa, August 2013) and all three editions of the COPA Lagos International Beach Soccer Tournament since 2011.
Meanwhile, Maigari, who was due to depart the shores of Nigeria Thursday night, will rejoin the Eagles B squad early Friday in Cape Town ahead of Saturday’s potentially-explosive African Nations Championship quarter final duel with Morocco’s Atlas Lions.


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