The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has said that the ministry has the power to reposition the senior male national football team for optimal performance.
The sport minister who made this known during an interview with newsmen in Minna, said: “As a Minister of Youth and Sports Development, it is my responsibility to make sure that our sports sector is growing”.
“We expect good results from the national team’s technical crew”.
“Therefore, we will review everything about the Super Eagles to enable the national football team progress and give us good results,” he said.
Mr. Dare however said that Nigerians were not happy with the goalless draw the Super Eagles recorded against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
The sport minister was quoted as saying: “We (the Sports Ministry) are not happy with what happened in Sierra Leone. Therefore, we have to do something to make the Super Eagles give us good results,” the minister said.
He, however, assured that President Muhammadu Buhari would continue to engage youths across the country meaningfully with various empowerment programmes.
“Mr President will continue to engage the youths meaningfully and negotiate with them for good governance towards a better Nigeria,” Dare said.