20 December 2012

Nigeria: 2013 AFCONS - NFF Meets Keshi On Friday

Chairman of the NFF Technical committee, Barrister Chris Green said on Wednesday that Super Eagles' Head Coach, Stephen Keshi has been summoned to appear before the committee.

The meeting will provide Keshi the opportunity to shed light on his plans to ensure a glorious performance for Nigeria at the continental show-piece starting in South Africa in four-and-half weeks.

The Technical Sub-Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation will meet on Friday at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja to deliberate on several issues relating to Nigeria's football.

Top on the agenda will be the country's participation at next year's Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, the African Youth Championship for U-20 players and the African U-17 Championship.

Nigeria play Burkina Faso, Cup holders Zambia and Ethiopia in that order in group C of the 29th Africa Cup of Nations, with matches in Nelspruit and Rustenburg.

"There are a lot of issues on the table and we have to treat them in order that our teams can start integrated preparations for these major competitions.

"It is not enough for our teams to qualify for competitions; we are determined that Nigeria's flag must be flown brightly and with dignity at every international championship," said Barrister Green.

It's not true

Also on Wednesday, NFF's Assistant Director (Media), Ademola Olajire decried a report in a national newspaper that the duties of the Technical Committee had been handed over to the Technical Department.

"That is not true. The Technical Committee has a lot of work to do as most of our teams have to prepare hard for upcoming continental tournaments, and the committee has so much on its plate.

"The Technical Department simply implements policies as enunciated by the Technical Committee. So, there is no conflict of roles and this should be clearly understood."

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