TVC E, SPORTS - The back and forth adjustment to the dates of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt will not have an ‘adverse effect’ on their preparation for the much anticipated ties, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) insist.
NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi told footballlive.ng that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was clear the first leg of the double header could only be hosted before March 26th hence the new date.
“We wanted 26th but they said it had to be before that date and that’s why we chose 25th. They said 26th is not feasible and so we are going to change our programmes and I don’t think it’ll have any adverse effect on our planning.
“By the grace of God we are putting everything in place to make sure we have a hitch free match.”
TVC E. Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials, were sad following the 41-year-old’s outburst in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel and reportedly wrote to the Sports Ministry, asking him to be axed.
So then it means, Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, will maintain his position as the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, has offered him full support amid calls for his sack.
However, Dalung has frowned at such suggestions and wants the former national team captain to continue to be in charge of the team.
“The Minister (Solomon Dalung) has frowned at moves to sack the Super Eagles coach,” a source told Goal.
“He has insisted that Oliseh must continue because the ministry will not support the sack of any national coach on the grounds of losing a game or not winning a competition.
“The minister thinks it’s uncalled for because he believes that the sack of a coach is not the best answer...