The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday said it was rudely shocked that International Air Charter PLC, a company highly recommended by the worldâ€™s football fraternity for charter services, could not airlift the national football team, Super Eagles, direct from London to Durban, South Africa on Monday night as arranged.
NFF General Secretary, Dr. Bolaji Ojo-Oba, said in Abuja that discussions with the private jet company had been finalised and commitment made to the company the week before the send forth dinner hosted for the players and officials in Abuja on Friday, 21st May, 2010.
â€œAfter we came to a decision that the team would camp in London for preâ€“World Cup training, we immediately directed our consultant to hold talks with a reputable airline that could take the team to South Africa on charter agreement. We didnâ€™t want the team to fly regular airline with its complications and unpredictability.
Moreover, the players fly business class, and it would have been difficult for us to secure in excess of 40 usiness class seats on one aircraft.