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Datti Baba-Ahmed, the vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, has expressed optimism that the Super Eagles will qualify for the World Cup if Peter Obi wins the presidential election.
Recall that Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, losing out to Ghana.
Baba-Ahmed stated this on Sunday when he featured alongside Peter Obi, on The Peoples Townhall, an event organised by Channels Television and its partners
He said they would prioritize ensuring that Nigeria wins the Nations Cup as well as qualification for every World Cup tournament.
Recall that the three-time Africa Cup of Nations failed to make it to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, losing the spot to Ghana.
He said, “I will plead with Mr President to see that whoever is in charge of sports will see that we move mountains to bring the African Cup to Nigeria. There is no way the World Cup will be played without Nigeria. Nigeria has passed that; it will never happen again by the grace of God,” Baba-Ahmed vowed.
The Labour Party vice presidential candidate said his and Obi’s administration would see to it that people who represent Nigeria in sports are never owed salaries and allowances.
Baba-Ahmed added, “This is entertainment – sport is entertainment – and then we are going to proliferate with infrastructure and [the] reward [will be] coming to the participants.
“Never will salaries or allowances of Nigerian players be delayed by one hour. We will be there to ensure they are compensated, link them with industries and companies, and raise their profiles internationally.”
Source: Complete Sports