President of Nigeria’s Amputee Football Federation, Suleiman Isah is not pleased with the level of support given to the national amputee football team.
The Special Eagles have managed to reach the final of the 2019 Amputee African Cup of Nations final in Angola but have been given little attention.
According to Suleiman Isah, the team had to buy air tickets , jerseys, boots and other vital items on credit to compete in Angola .
“Unfortunately , the only support we got was from the Nigeria Football Federation and it is not enough to cover the cost of flight tickets , forcing us to drop some players . We got tickets on credit just as we also procured jerseys, tracksuits, boots and other equipment on credit.’, he revealed.
‘We are hoping that the Ministry of Sports will approve some aid for us but we are not certain,” he added.
Technical Director of the Federation, Pius Asaba has also appealed to government and the Sports Ministry to support the amputee team.
The team will lock horns with Angola in the finals of the 2019 amputee African Cup of Nations today, October 11.