Senate probes Super Eagles’ failed World Cup qualification bid – Kemi Filani News

The Nigerian Senate is probing the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The Senior National men team lost the ticket to their West African arch rivals, the Black Stars of Ghana, after playing 1-1 draw in the return leg of the playoff in Abuja. Black Stars qualified ahead of Nigeria with the FIFA away goal rule having held the Super Eagles to a goalless draw in the first leg at Kumasi.

But the Upper Chamber during Tuesday’s legislative proceedings, disclosed that it is investigating the failure to qualify despite the huge funds put into the exercise by the government and corporate bodies.

The Senate will also investigate the vandalism of the facilities at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja in the aftermath of Nigeria’s loss to Ghana.

It has directed its commuter on sports to Invite the NFF, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, as well as those involved in maintaining the stadium to ascertain the extent of damage to the stadium.

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