Friday, 14 October 2016

How Nollywood actor-turned-politician saved Super Eagles' FIFA World Cup Dream

It has been disclosed that Nigeria Nollywood actor-turned-politician Desmond Elliot used his political connections to arrange for a meeting with the country’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who now directed a memo to be put up, before the government could eventually release 100 million Naira for the NFF president Amaju Pinnick to sponsor the Super Eagles
to fly to Zambia for their 2018 World Cup qualifier match, according to 

It is now recent history that the Super Eagles will go on to beat hosts Zambia 2-1 to go top of their qualifying group to Russia 2018.

A desperate Pinnick had made a last-ditch effort to get the senate to come to the Eagles rescue only days to the World Cup qualifier only to be met by a brick wall when he was told by the senate President to come up with accounts of the NFF’s sponsorship earnings since last year.

“42-year-old Elliot is now a politician and also a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Surulere Constituency and it was he who brokered a meeting for Pinnick with the Vice-President,” a top government source informed only

It was at this meeting that the Vice-President directed that an emergency memo be put up and routed through the sports minister who apparently refused to sign out the money due to unsettled issues with current NFF president and his board members.

“And that was how the government finally released 100 million Naira to the NFF for the World Cup qualifier.” 

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