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“No Need For Us To Go To The World Cup Since We Can Never Win It” – Nigeria Minister Of Sports

In an interview with Voice of America on Friday, Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung has said Nigeria should not waste time and money participating in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers if the nation cannot win the tournament.
solomon-dalung-1He then added Nigeria should only participate in competitions like the African Nations Cup and the Commonwealth games as there is a higher chance of them winning those tournament..

The Sport Minister said;

“The cup that we can win is the African Cup of Nations.

“There is nothing again that will take us to another man’s balcony in the name of the World Cup. We already have the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics. For these, we can attend such meets. But I am opposed to the World Cup. We don’t agree to it. Conspiracy in the World Cup is too much.

“We are here suffering from hunger and we don’t have money for such things. There is the issue of bribery and favoritism, there is also the issue of corruption before you are even given the hosting rights. That is why, even if we try many times, once it gets into the politics of the game, we can never win.

“That was why this year, we had to tackle him (FIFA President, Ginani Infantino) and we said, ‘you, Infantino, if you win this election, you have to give us a position. If not, we shall not agree.’ And you see, by the grace of God, he even picked an African as his Secretary-General, that means one day, we shall get to really lick the honey, that also means he has started taking honey and rubbing on our lips,”

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  • Kenny D Osonwa

    This man has got no guts… .

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Na so so people wey no get head dey work with buhari

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    This man is a compound fool

  • COLLINS OJARIKRE

    lmao…… Minister of sport oooooo….. Chichi hop u sein wah ur buhari change has apointed for us as minister

  • Smh black man black sense

  • chika bibian

    I don’t blame him na the person wey appoint the incompetent mumu na i dey blame…smh

  • WillieBravo

    This man is a retrogressive beast. Can u just imagine the shit coming out of that gutter he calls a mouth. Buhari no try sha. Just look at the animals he gave us as our ministers.

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    To me, the super eagles have not played so well in either world cup tournament to deserve the trophy, so there is no need for the minister to talk about politics of the game as being his reason for not seeing his team fit for the tournament.
    He should go an train them more and stop complaining

    • Kenny D Osonwa

      Exactly.

  • Olovo Obinna

    This man is just clueless an unfit to occupy that office….the minister of sport is a big disaster in PMB administration

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