NFF Cancels Reception For Dream Team VI

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The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has revealed that the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations Champion, Dream Team V1 will be received officially in Abuja at a date to be fixed by the federation

On why the team was not received in Abuja like the Golden Eaglets, the NFF boss said there were no plans to host them on arrival, due to the busy schedule of the federation.

“You know we have the NFF AGM on Thursday here in Abuja, the home-based Eagles are in camp in preparation for the CHAN Tournament in Kigali, Rwanda. I am proud of Siasia and his team and with God on our side the boys will make us proud in Brazil.”

The Dream Team VI arrived Lagos early hours of yesterday and were expected in Abuja. Football fans and the sporting press left the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja disappointed after realising that the team was disbanded in Lagos and would converge at a later date for the reception at the Glass House.

It was gathered from the NFF officials, especially the Protocol Department that the players and officials were informed that there would be a reception in Abuja before departing Senegal.

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