Following Super Eagles qualifications for 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Senate on Tuesday, praised the team for being the first to qualify in African continent.
Raising through order 42 of Senate rules, Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports, Obinna Ogba explained that Eagles were exceptional in defeating Zambia, saying that, they deserved further encouragement from the federal government.
Senator Samuel Anyanwu representing Imo East Senatorial district observed that Nigeria sports had history of under-funding of her players. He suggested that loots recovered by the federal government should be channeled into funding of Super Eagles.
“Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, Nigeria has always been qualifying, but paucity of funds has always been an issue despite wonderful performances like these”,. he said.
“I want to suggest that stolen funds recoverd by the federal government scattered here and there should be used to fund the Super Eagles”, Anyanwu suggested.
Meanwhile, Senate President, after taking the leave of Chambers, maintained that Nigeria Sports ministry should release funds on time for early preparation of Super Eagles.
He commended Supper Eagles for their high level of patriotism.