Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi and Nigeria Football Federation disagree on provisional list

Nigeria's head Coach Stephen Keshi and the Technical Committee of the Nigerian Football Federation have once more disagreed after Keshi refused to provide the requested provisional list of 35 players for the World Cup. 

NFF's technical committee met with Keshi in Abuja last week demanding for an immediate release of a 35-man list from the Coach, however, coach Keshi refused to release the list adding that he was under pressure to release the list and was not in a hurry to do so. Keshi also accused the committee of not communicating properly with him and that he only read about the list on the pages of newspaper.
“I am not in a hurry to submit the list. First, the report was that I was to submit 40 names. Now I am hearing it is 35 players. I will only submit a list of 30 players when I am ready”

The ongoing relationship between the Super Eagles head coach and the Football body of Nigeria is quite disturbing especially since the World Cup is around the concern. Last week, Keshi was queried for attending a sponsor's event in Lagos on the day he had an appointment with the technical committee.
Keshi was also recently accused of embarking on an unapproved vacation in America, and last night, the NFF disclosed that Keshi had also failed to reply to the issues raised in the query by the Chris Green led committee. The federation was hoping to announce this provisional list of 35 players for the World Cup at the end of the week.

The Super Eagles will meet with Scotland on May 28 for a friendly match and they have two more matches against the U.S and Greece in America before leaving for Brazil on June 1.