Tanzanian officials snub Nigerian delegation

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Report from Dar es Salaam says no official of Tanzania Football Federation was on ground to receive the delegation of Nigeria who was in that country for Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match.

The delegation led by President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick landed at Julius Nyerere International Airport 12:45am local time, two hours behind schedule only to be received by the officials of Nigerian High Commission in Tanzania with none of the local FA people around.

NFF President said on a Lagos-based sports radio early Friday that Nigeria communicated the travel itinerary of the delegation to its counterpart in Tanzania, but shrugged off concerns about the cold reception, saying the Nigerian team are in Tanzania to win the game.

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“We are here to win this match,” Amaju insisted.
One of the foreign-based players in the team, Anthony Ujah, who plies his trade at Werder Bremen in Germany called on Nigerians to support the Eagles with their prayers, adding that the team are battle ready for the match.

The Nigerian delegation lodged at Hyatt Regency, a 5-star hotel, in Dar es Salaam.

Sunday Oliseh and his team are expected to have a feel of the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam later on Friday.