The Senate have directed the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare as well as the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation NFF to appear before it to explain why the team failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup despite support.
The Super Eagles, playing at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja on March 29th, drew 1-1 with visiting Black Stars of Ghana. Ghana by the virtue of their one away goal picked the all-important ticket at the expense of Nigeria who had over 60, 000 fans in the stadium
But the Senate says it is investigating the failure of the team to qualify despite the huge funds put into the exercise by the federal government and corporate bodies.
The Senate disclosed this during Tuesday’s legislative proceedings.
The Upper Chamber will also investigate the vandalism of the facilities at the Stadium in the aftermath of Nigeria’s loss to Ghana.
No date have been fixed for their appearance.