Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is expressed his optimisim despite defeats to Mexico and Ecuador in friendlies.
The Super Eagles ended their US tour with a 1-0 loss to Ecuador.
Jose Peseiro’s men had fallen to a 2-1 defeat to Mexico in their first friendly last Sunday.
“I am happy and I can tell you that we fulfilled our objectives of restoring the spirit of the Super Eagles following the failure to qualify for the FIFA World Cup,” Pinnick told thenff.com.
” We lost both games against Mexico and Ecuador narrowly but we were up for it and never finished on the back foot. The boys gave a good account of themselves in both games.
“Given the number of first-team players that were not available, we have to praise the boys who showed up here and gave their all. They have given us confidence going into the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The despondency is over and we can now march forward in sure-footed manner.”
Up next for the Super Eagles is a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Thursday, June 9.