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We achieved our objectives – Pinnick hails Super Eagles after defeats to Ecuador Mexico

Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has hailed the Super Eagles after their friendly defeats to Ecuador and Mexico.

Pinnick said the management of the NFF fulfilled its objectives of restoring the spirit of the Super Eagles after failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup despite losing to Ecuador and Mexico.

The Super Eagles were defeated 1-0 against Ecuador in the early hours of Friday to end their US tour on a disappointing note.

Jose Peseiro’s side also lost 2-1 against Mexico in their first friendly last weekend.

“I am happy and I can tell you that we fulfilled our objectives of restoring the spirit of the Super Eagles following the failure to qualify for the FIFA World Cup,” Pinnick was quoted by Arise News as saying.

“We lost both games against Mexico and Ecuador narrowly, but we were up for it and never finished on the back foot. The boys gave a good account of themselves in both games.

“Given the number of first-team players that were not available, we have to praise the boys who showed up here and gave their all. They have given us confidence going into the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.”

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The Super Eagles will now face the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on June 9 in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier.

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