Pinnick Reacts to Nigeria’s 8-0 Bashing, Apologizes for “Unintentional” Neglect of Super Falcons

Pinnick Reacts to Nigeria’s 8-0 Bashing, Apologizes for “Unintentional” Neglect of Super Falcons

NFF President Amaju Pinnick has apologized for the “unintentional” neglect of the Super Falcons following the team’s long absence from any competitive game and Friday’s 8-0 bashing at the hands of France.

In a series of Tweets after the friendly against Les Bleues, the FA Chief described the defeat as a learning curve for the technical team.


Pinnick admitted the result was lopsided and shows there’s “much work is in front of us.”


The Full Thread of Pinnick’s Tweet:

Our Super Falcons team is the best female team in Africa. Our pride in them will never waver. As with any friendly match, the game against France was more for the technical team to look at the players now and see who and what will fit. The result, though very lopsided…

..just shows how much work is in front of us. We concentrated a lot of our efforts on our Super Eagles, but it was unintentional. It was mainly due to situations beyond our control and not limited to finance as well. Our female football teams have always done us proud.

Hopefully, we will do them proud as well. So, I would like to just tell Nigerians that I, the Executive Committee and Management of the NFF, are all very proud of our Super Falcons and we know they will make us proud as they usually do. One bad experimental result does not change

a priceless asset; our dear Super Falcons. Again, we would really like to thank Nigerians for their prayers, criticisms and support. Our Super Eagles crossed the first hurdle; qualifying for the World Cup in Russia. Now, we strive to make it a good tournament. Thank you.



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    Adebayo peter Ewajesu 12 months

    Oga Amaju Melvin Pinnic,please try to balance the equation as you are the president of Nigeria football federation not only the super eagles but everything that has to do with football in the country,always have your plans in all football departments of the country. It is a big shame to the name of Nigeria for a country in the world to beat us 8.0,This is a total disgrace,please help to do the needful in all the necessary areas,we don’t want such a shameful result.You have too much confidence on the super falcons which is a good thing based on their past achievement but they don’t need to be neglected in term of good preparation for a big tournament.I always proud of your good administration .Thank you.

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