PICTURES: Nigerian Football Governing Body President Visits Arsene Wenger.

Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation [NFF] met with Arsene Wenger earlier this week. The meeting was held so as to come into a relationship with Arsenal which will bring about progress in the Nigerian national team.

It is no longer news that the Super Eagles have struggled to make a mark in recent times and many have blamed this on lack of proper management ethics on the side of the NFF. The side has been hit by so many disastrous happenings one of which was thei failure to qualify for the just concluded African Cup of nations which was won by Cote d’Ivoire.

To further confirm the fact that the Super Eagles are no longer what they used to be, one just has to take a look at the latest FIFA ranking which put Nigeria in 44th position in the world and 7th in Africa. They used to be the best in Africa so it is normal to see everyone complain about the present state of the Nigerian national team.

In a bid to set things right, Amaju made contact with Wenger and FIFA President Sepp Blatter [in Switzerland]. The meeting with Wenger was the major one. It was held in Wenger’s office at the club’s training ground, London Colney. Many topics were discussed and one of them was the number of Nigerian-born players at Arsenal. Chuba Akpom and Semi Ajayi are two of such players. NFF want a bond which will see the national team benefit immensely from Wenger’s player development policy.

As expected, the visiting party was not disappointed as they were assured of maximum support from the French manager in their quest to re-build the country’s football.

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