The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are not worried by recent back-to-back defeats suffered by the Super Eagles, secretary general of the body Mohammed Sanusi has said.
Sanusi’s comment followed Nigeria’s 1-0 defeat to Czech Republic in a warm-up for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.
The Eagles had earlier lost 2-1 to England in a friendly on Saturday.
And they are now winless in four games following a 2-0 loss to Serbia in March and a 1-1 draw with DR Congo in Port Harcourt on 28 May.
Based on the team’s current form, football faithful in the country are questioning the Eagles’ readiness to fly in Russia.
But the NFF scribe says no cause for alarm, adding that the team would bounce back.
“We are not worried by these defeats suffered in friendly games. These are friendly games and they are meant to try new tactics and blend the team, the results don’t really matter because I know our boys were not at their best. There is no cause for alarm, the Super Eagles will bounce back,” Sanusi said.
“You know the boys are not giving their best because they don’t want to sustain injury before the start of the World Cup. They are playing safe and I am sure they will go full blast when they face Croatia next week.
“The NFF have done their part in preparing the team for the World Cup, it is now left for them to reciprocate the gesture by getting results in Russia. Nigerians should believe that the team will deliver in Russia.”