The Presidential Task Force on the World Cup may not know this. The Nigeria Football Federation will not rescind their decision to swim or sink with Shaibu Amodu as head coach of Nigeriaâ€™s team to the 2010 World Cup.
In a meeting presided by governor Rotimi Amaechi who is the chairman of the Task Force, it was resolved that it may not be wise to change the technical crewÂ before the Nations Cup next month.
It followed that if the team succeeds in the Nations Cup in Angola, the technical crew will be sailing to the World Cup in tact. But in the event of a poor outing in Angola the meeting agreed that they would then be compelled to boost the technical crew.
But we gathered last night that the football federation did not object to the decisions just for peace to reign as they prepare for the Nations Cup which they are sure of leading Eagles to flying colours.
â€œGovernor Amaechi is not the football federation,â€ one Football Federation top source said yesterday in reaction to the meeting Amaechi presided last week.
â€œ The Task Force is not the football federation. Watch and see the dogged fight of Sani Lulu (NFF President) when the time comes. Nobody will change the technical crew of the Eagles. The crew has the strong backing of the federation and that Amodu crew will be in tact at the World Cup.
The federation will resist any attempt to bring in any new person. Watch and see how things will unfold,â€ the source said.