Aminu Kurfi Elated As U23 Team Triumph Over Tanzania

By Our Reporter



The Chairman of Taskforce Committee for the Nigeria Age-grade teams, Aminu Balele Kurfi has expressed his happiness over the success of Nigeria U23 team against the Tanzanian counterpart at Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan on Saturday.

Nigeria triumphed 2-0 over Tanzania to advance to the next round of the qualifying stage, (3-1 aggregate scoreline) as the team coast home with incentives promised by Balele Kurfi.

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Balale noted the renewed joy the victory has brought to the faces of teeming Nigeria football supporters which also would encourage him to do more for the team in his personal capacity.

The perception of any team or any country which came to Nigeria they either came for a draw or came to win (the match). But with the intervention of Almighty Allah and the commitment of the team which translated to success in this match against Tanzania, I can see the happiness in the face of Nigerians which is one of the major objectives of my Committee to restore back the glory of our team.

I took this Chairman of Task Force Committee assignment as a challenge, If you look at Nigeria population we’re over 200 million and they chose me to supervise how we’re going to qualify for the Olympics, how our U20 team going to perform well in Egypt, that is February 2023, how our U17 are going to qualify in March for Tunisia. So, these are amongst the things which motivated me and made me stronger and stronger.

“And more importantly, I took this match as the mother of all matches. Based on the challenge that I was being picked for, the first match we had a draw, second match we won, I think it’s something to be happy with by Nigerians.

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I appreciate my family who has been supportive and tremendously encouraged me to give out the incentive I have been giving to team in terms of monetary and moral support and at this point I would also like to thank the Nigeria media who also have been projecting the team in a positive light. I won’t stop doing the little I can to ensure Nigeria football attain the desired results and set objectives.

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