Members of the NFF delegation to the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals have continued to heap plaudits on the NFF leadership for seamless arrangements in all areas at the championship.
The Nigeria delegation were ferried to all three group stage matches of the Super Eagles and have only good words for the Aminu Maigari administration for the huge efforts invested in making everything smooth for all persons.
The NFF delegation at the tournament has included members of the NFF Executive Committee, Management, some members of Staff, members of the NFF Congress (Chairmen of State FAs and some Secretaries), some officials of the National Sports Commission, a number of Senators and Members of the House Committee on Sports (including the chairman, Hon. Godfrey Gaiya), members of the various Leagues, a number of media representatives and other stakeholders.
There have also been former NFF boss, General Dominic Oneya (rtd), former NFF General Secretary, Mr. Fanny Amun, former WAFU President Jonathan Ogufere, former Nigeria coaches James Peters, Christian Chukwu and Shaibu Amodu, former Nigeria captains Olusegun Odegbami, Garba Lawal, Victor Ikpeba and Nwankwo Kanu, directors of some federal agencies and departments and members of NFF Sub-Committees.
“The NFF led by Alhaji Aminu Maigari has done creditably well with all these arrangements. They made everything quite easy for all members of the delegation,” remarked former Nigeria captain and Coach, Christian Chukwu.
While the team flies to match venues two days before every match on FIFA arrangements, the NFF has arranged movements for all delegation members through chartered flights to and from Curitiba, Cuiaba and Porto Alegre, with the delegation returning to base in Sao Paulo same day.
Dominic Iorfa, who was in the immediate past Board of NFF, commented: “A lot of work and diligence must have gone into moving such number of people around a big country like Brazil with so much ease and efficiency. I commend Alhaji Maigari and his team.”
Odegbami, perhaps the best winger that Nigeria has ever produced, said: “We have to give kudos to the Maigari administration. They have handled the movement of persons with a great sense of duty and perfection.”
The Super Eagles have reached the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 for the first time in 16 years, and play 1998 champions France at that stage in Brasilia on Monday afternoon.