Wednesday, October 10, 2012

''THERE IS NO ROOM FOR EXCUSE'' NFF WARNS SUPER EAGLES AND KESHI



The Nigeria Football Federation have told Stephen Keshi they expect his team to beat Liberia on Saturday and qualify for the 2013 A frica Cup of Nation slated to hold in South Africa.

NFF director of technical Emmanuel Ikpeme made the declaration in a chat with newsmen in Calabar

Ikpeme, who led the advance party of the NFF to Calabar, said, "The federation have given the coach all he needs to give Nigerians result this weekend so there would be no room for excuses.

In October last year, the Super eagles failed to qualify for the 2012 Nations Cup after they were held to a 2-2 draw by visiting Guinea in Abuja.

Coach Samson Siasia, subsequently lost his job after he urged his players to go for a third goal when they were leading 2-1 only for them to leave their defence wide open for Guinea to launch a quick counter attack and score a crucial equaliser in stoppage time to eliminate Nigeria from the competition.

A 2-1 win over Guinea on that fateful day would have qualified Nigeria to the last AFCON.

Keshi’s contract is tied to a performance clause which stipulated he qualified Nigeria to the Nations Cup in South Africa and reach at least the last four of the biennial tournament.

Courtesy: MTNFOOTBALL.COM

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