NFF appeal to French Embassy after officials and a player are denied visa to France for friendlies
The Nigeria Football Federation has appealed to the French Embassy in Abuja to issue visas to its officials and a player after they were denied visas ahead of an international friendly organized by NFF to take place in France towards the end of May. Nigeria will play Mali in Rouen, France onFriday, 27th Maybefore playing Luxembourg in Luxembourg on Wednesday, 1st June.
NFF protocol officials revealed that about 60% of the passports taken to the embassy on Friday, 29th April have been returned without visas according to reports by theNFF.com.
“We are appealing to the Embassy of France in Nigeria to reconsider its stance and issue visas to these officials. They are going to Europe for very important assignments as the two matches are key to the preparation of the Super Eagles for future engagements,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said on Wednesday.