Daily Trust (Abuja)

10 April 2012

Nigeria: Kanu - Why There Is Peace in Super Eagles

Nigeria's Football Ambassador and former Super Eagles' skipper, Nwankwo Kanu, has hailed the sincerity of purpose of the Aminu Maigari-led administration at the Nigeria Football Federation, saying this was the reason for continued peace and tranquillity in the relationship between administrators and senior team players.

Kanu, who spoke at a reception for NFF President, Alhaji Maigari by the people of Bauchi State, held at the Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi also commended the NFF for engaging several ex-international players in the coaching crews of the National Teams, in standing committees and in the Secretariat.

"In years gone by, national team players used to have running battles with administrators over allowances, win-bonuses and other general welfare matters, but the Aminu Maigari administration has conquered all these with its sincerity of purpose and improvement of incentives and welfare for players and officials of all national teams.

"That is why there is peace in the national teams now. The players go out knowing that they will get what they are promised and even more", said Kanu, who captained Super Eagles, for 17 years.

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