The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have disclosed officials and a player scheduled for two Super Eagles friendlies in Europe later thi...
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have disclosed officials and a player scheduled for two Super Eagles friendlies in Europe later this month have been denied visas by the French embassy.
According to the NFF, Nigeria’s matches against Mali and Luxembourg are being threatened by denial of entry visa to the only home –based player, two coaches and administrative officials of the three –time African champions.
“We are appealing to the Embassy of France in Nigeria to reconsider its stance and issue visas to these officials,” pleaded NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi.NFF protocol officials revealed on Wednesday that about 60 per cent of the passports taken to the embassy on Friday, 29th April have been returned without visas.
“They are going to Europe for very important assignments as the two matches are key to the preparation of the Super Eagles for future engagements.”
The Eagles play Mali in Rouen, France, on Friday, 27th May, before engaging Luxembourg on Wednesday, 1st June.
All arrangements for the two matches, including payments for stadia use, training facilities and hotel accommodation have been concluded by the organisers.