Presidency Panicks, Set Up Rescue Committee For Super Eagles World Cup Campaign

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Following the disastrous campaign of the Super Eagles in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying series, reports indicate that the Presidency will set up a rescue committee to salvage the team.

Recall that the hopes of the Super Eagles hang in the balance after a 1-2 loss to Benin Republic at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in Abidjan on Monday.

A source at the Presidency has told The Guardian that the Federal Government may constitute a rescue committee to ensure the country qualifies for the World Cup.

The Guardian recalls that the Federal Government, under Goodluck Jonathan, formed a Presidential Committee led by former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, to ensure that the country qualified for the 2010 World Cup hosted by South Africa.

Then, it seemed that Nigeria would lose the ticket to Tunisia, who was leading the group before the presidential committee motivated the Super Eagles to win all their remaining games home and away to qualify for the first World Cup hosted by Africa.

A source, who pleaded anonymity, said that the office of the vice president was working out ways to boost Nigeria’s chances of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup, adding that the idea of a concert of experts to drive the qualification bid had been mooted. But he did not say if the sports ministry is in on the plan.