World Cup Qualifiers: Senate to probe why Super Eagles lost

Vanguard News


31 Mar 2022

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THE Senate has said that it will carry out a holistic investigation into why the  Super Eagles lost the march against the Black Stars of Ghana in an attempt to qualify for this year’s World Cup.

According to the Senate, board room politics contributed to Nigeria being edged out.

 The match  was played on Tuesday at the M.K.O Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

Speaking with Journalists yesterday, Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports and Your Development, Senator Obinna Ogba, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ebonyi Central said that  its very painful and disheartening that Nigerian flag will not fly in Qatar.

Ogba said, “It is unfortunate. We want to carry out a holistic investigation to what exactly happened. I need to look into the details of what happened. You don’t expect me to start apportioning blames like others.

I sympathise with Nigerians, all the hopes were dashed. Including the players because so many of them cannot play again in the world cup. Within four years they will age out.

“The best thing we will have to do is for us to go back to our local league  and start building our local league. We need to start looking at the younger players.

“We need to invest in grassroots development because when we focus on all these ready made, the whole system needs to be reorganized.

“Government property destroyed, it’s really a pity. That stadium cost a lot of money to bring it back.”