A top official of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) has backed the Super Eagles to impress at the World Cup by emulating the exploits of Nigeria’s team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
The Deputy-Commissioner of the FCC, Bukar Bello, made this assertion during a courtesy visit by officials of the Commission to the Nigeria Football Federation Secretariat in Abuja.
“When our U-23 boys left these shores for the 1996 Olympic Games in United States, no one gave them a chance.
“All the bookmakers noted some other teams as favourites but Nigeria was not among. In the end, the Dream Team stunned the world by winning the gold medal.
“We see the same thing happening in Brazil. The so-called experts are tipping the famous names, such as Brazil, Germany, Italy and Argentina to win. But we believe the Super Eagles have the character to go there and make the country and the continent proud,”
KickOffNigeria.com quoted the FCC official as saying at the forum.
The officials of the FCC were on a routine visit to the NFF, and commended the Federation for its thoroughness and deliberate efforts to ensure that federal character is reflected in the composition of its executive committee, as well as its management and staff.