President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick has submitted that the experience at the world stage is more important than the U17 or U20 winning their respective world cup tournaments in both Brazil and Poland.
Amaju, speaking with www.brila.net, stated that it was time the NFF fully focused on making sure there is a proper transition from the Golden Eagles to the Super Eagles, as that would really go a long way in helping Nigerian football.
“The U17 and U20…..Nigerians should understand that these are developmental tournaments, what is important to me is that they make an appearance at the world stage and see how they can perform how we can nurture and keep them for the future”.
“Thanks to God that we are getting it right, kudos to Seyi Akinwunmi, he has been doing a good job. We are getting it right due to the calibre of young, futuristic players that we have and we will give them all the support they need, whether they do well or not”.
“Winning the tournament is one thing, but how has it impacted out transition program, that’s the real issue”.
“We want this to really transit, at least 60 percent will make the u20, another 40 will make the u23, then another 30 can make the Super Eagles, thats why we call them the Super Eagles”.