What Pinnick Proposed World Cup Cttee Plans For Super Eagles
Amaju Pinnick has proposed to Sports Minister John Enoh that the four-man committee to oversee the Super Eagles 2026 World Cup campaign will among other tasks meet with the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to raise the money to offset the outstanding bonuses and allowances of the national team.
The Super Eagles are owed Millions of Dollars in bonuses and allowances covering as many as 27 matches and ironically most of these games were played under the NFF Presidency of Pinnick.
FIFA Council Member Pinnick has already proposed a four-man committee to be headed by the Sports Minister that will also have himself as well as NFF President Ibrahim Gusau and NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi as members.
This proposal was at a “secret meeting” between Pinnick and the Sports Minister last week in Abuja.
A source told www.insideglasshouse.com: “It’s a rather a very strange twist of fate that it is the same Amaju who incurred these huge debts as regards the Super Eagles, who now wants to help clear them using the same FGN that had paid fully for most of the monies owed the players.”
The Super Eagles failed to fly in their first two rounds of 2026 World Cup qualifiers after two 1-1 draws with Lesotho and Zimbabwe and are currently third in Group C with two points, behind second-placed South Africa (3 points) and leaders Rwanda (4 points).
The World Cup qualifying series will continue in June 2024.