Super
Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi has heaped praises on the Nigeria
Football Federation for the improved welfare in the National Team.                                               
Onazi
commended the hard work and conscious efforts that have led to
improvements in traveling and accommodation arrangements, kitting,
friendly matches and fiscal transparency in the Eagles.

I
don’t like to compare administrations, but we must say for a fact
that the present NFF has done marvelously well in improving all areas
that have to do with attention to, and encouragement of the National
Teams.

Over
the past few years, we have been traveling in greater comfort. We
stay in exquisite accommodation and our monies are paid.
“Whenever there is a reason for delay in
payment of any entitlement, we are told well ahead and we always get
this whenever it was ready. See what has happened to our new jerseys.
I heard it went out of stock one hour after it was put on sale here
in London. The players also don’t complain about kits again. And
here we are in London playing England. This has been the pattern for
some years now; we have been playing friendly matches against the top
teams of the world. Of recent, we have played against Argentina,
Poland, Serbia.”

The
former FIFA U17 World Cup silver medalist and Africa Cup of Nations
gold medallist told www.thenff.com that the NFF had indeed cast a big
burden on the team with the manner they have secured the team’s
share of the FIFA World Cup money even before a ball is kicked in
Russia.

I
have been a part of this team for some years now and I know the
difference. Getting the World Cup cash ready for the team even before
we get to Russia is a major achievement, which now puts the
responsibility on the team to deliver.

The
burden is now out of the hands of the Government and NFF, and now on
the players. We are now compelled to deliver. No one can hold the
Government or NFF responsible for any poor outing at the World Cup.
We are aware of that and we have resolved to acquit ourselves well in
Russia.”

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