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2019 AFCON: It’s title or nothing, Maigari tells Eagles

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A former Nigeria Football Federation President, Aminu Maigari, has categorically stated that the Super Eagles have to stamp their authority as one of the top teams in Africa by winning this year’s AFCON in Egypt. He added that Nigeria must have to be consistent in winning the biennial championship and not just qualifying regularly.

Maigari, in a chat with Saturday Telegraph, says average Nigerian football fans can’t demand less of Gernot Rohr’s side winning the title adding he is convinced that Nigeria can make a dream return to the tournament holding between June and July in Egypt because of the country’s inability to feature at the last two editions.

Maigari, who was the NFF boss when Nigeria had their last appearance at the tournament which was won under the late Stephen Keshi as manager, said such feat would help the country’s image which has been affected due to missing the last two editions.

New Telegraph, Saturday 23, 2019

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