Pinnick Says Win Over Zambia Morale-boosting

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The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has described the win recorded by the Super Eagles in their opening 2018 World Cup qualifying game against the Chipolopolo of Zambia as “morale-boosting.”

Speaking LEADERSHIP Sports in Ndola, Zambia, shortly after the game, Pinnick said the game would give the team the needed impetus and back-bone in their next game.

“I am happy, because, the degree of tactical and technical discipline on the Nigerian bench was evident. To be honest, this is one of the things which unite Nigerians and, clearly, it means a lot.

“I thank everyone who has been there for us and helping the Super Eagles succeed every step of the way,” said an obviously pleased Pinnick.

Meanwhile, the chief coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has cautioned that the hard part could be the game against Algeria on November 12, 2016.

He described the victory over Zambia as a good thing, but said it is not yet hurray until they secure the maximum three points against Algeria next month.


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