WORLD CUP: Nigeria Football Federation, Stephen Keshi Clash Over Eagles List

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi are said to have arguments regarding the release of provisional list for the pre-World Cup camp.

While the NFF technical committee, which had a meeting in Abuja last week, demands the immediate release of the squad composition ahead of the camp opening on May 26, Keshi is not in a hurry with the provisional list. 

The  national coach criticized the technical committee over putting pressure on him, adding: 

“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.”

Controversies between the federation and Keshi started last week when the Super Eagles coach was queried for attending a sponsor’s event in Lagos the very day he had a scheduled meeting with the technical committee.

It was revealed by sources within the NFF that Keshi also failed to reply to the issues raised in the query by the Chris Green-led committee.

Before the World Cup games to be held in Brazil starting from June 11, Super Eagles are facing 3 friendly matches: against Scotland, USA and Greece in America.

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