Super Eagles captain Mikel John Obi has showered encomiums on Mr. Pinnick and the NFF, noting that since the advent of his administration, things have improved tremendously for the Super Eagles.
At a meeting with the players at breakfast on Tuesday, the man who is also chief organizer of the AFCON 2019 championship urged the three –time champions to give their all when confronting the Bafana Bafana with Mikel responding on the players behalf.
“There is no doubt that your administration has done very, very well for this team. A lot of things have changed with regards to travelling, lodging and other logistics. We stay in the best hotels and fly chartered aircraft to matches. Your good self and the NFF as an institution also make it a point to fulfill all promises made to the team.
“Let me assure you that we are very committted not only to win against South Africa on Wednesday, but to win this championship. We have confidence that we will go all the way.”
Victory over South Africa will take the Super Eagles to the semi finals of the biggest Africa Cup of Nations tournament ever held (involving 24 teams) and for which a Nigerian – Pinnick himself – is President of the Organizing Committee.