Concise News understands that the Super Eagles and Pinnick had a breakfast on Tuesday where the NFF chief urged the team to go all the way, Wednesday, against South Africa in a quarter-final clash at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Speaking during the event, Mikel who played at the 2006 and 2010, and 2013 editions of the competition, noted that since Pinnick took charge of the football house, the team has had it great.
“There is no doubt that your administration has done very, very well for this team. A lot of things have changed with regards to travelling, lodging and other logistics,” the former Chelsea man said.
“We stay in the best hotels and fly chartered aircraft to matches. Your good self and the NFF as an institution also make it a point to fulfill all promises made to the team.”
He assured that the side are not “very committed not only to win against South Africa on Wednesday, but to win this championship. We have confidence that we will go all the way.”