Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung and Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Goni Bukar Lawan, failed to agree on Super Eagles’ method of approach to the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia. The ministry had a botched budget defence at the National Assembly.
While Dalung declared that Eagles campaign in Russia would be a matter of ‘do or die affair,’ Lawan disagreed vehemently saying it is not going to be a war situation for the Eagles in Russia.
Lawan, however, added that he expects the Super Eagles to work hard to do well at the mundial.
Speaking earlier, Dalung, though appreciated the Super Eagles’ qualification for the World Cup in Russia, but declared that the Eagles are not going to Russia as a mere participating team but would be a matter of do or die affair.
Dalung stated that the players would be paid their allowance upfront as a way of encouraging them to go all out to conquer the world in Russia.