Nigeria vs South Africa: What Mikel Obi told NFF president, Pinnick
Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has praised the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, for how his administration has improved logistics and remuneration for the team.
Mikel Obi made the remarks on Tuesday during the team’s meeting with the NFF.
Pinnick, who is also the 1st Vice President of CAF, then presented the sum of $75,000 promised the team by NFF’s Official Optimum Partner, AITEO Group, for their three goals against Cameroon in Saturday’s Round of 16 in Alexandria.
He also assured the players that the $20,000 per player promise made by Captain Hosea Wells Okunbo, would be redeemed before Wednesday’s quarter-final match against South Africa.
“There is no doubt that your administration has done very, very well for this team.
“A lot of things have changed with regards to traveling, 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 committed not only to win against South Africa on Wednesday but to win this championship. We have confidence that we will go all the way,” Mikel Obi said in response.