Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, while speaking during a Courtesy Visit by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday, said that exiting the World Cup at the group stage will be unacceptable to Nigerians, The Nation Newspaper report.
The Governor advised the leadership of the NFF to intensify preparations for the World Cup as Nigerians will not accept failure at the Mundial.
According to Governor:“If you fail to advance beyond the group stage, don’t bother to return. Find excuses to stay there in Russia. Nigerians expect the best from the Super Eagles. That is why the NFF must intensify preparations.”
Governor Wike urged the management of the NFF to close ranks and work in unity for the development of football in the country.
“There must be disagreements, but these disagreements should be platforms for Development. Disagreements should not destroy the place. It should make NFF stronger “, he said.