Super Eagles will camp in Portugal for the Nations Cup in South Africa. And while in training there, hordes of Federation officials may visit and actually remain in camp with them.
When the technical crew heard of this Monday, their reaction was to plead with Alhaji Aminu Maigari to use his good office to avert anything that could cause distraction to the team.
The crew is linking the decision to seriously monitor them to the plan of those who prefer to engage foreign technical hands to work with them now or in the near future.
“We have been hearing all sorts of things and these things are not good for our concentration,” one of the top coaches said yesterday.
“They have said that some of the coaches are not doing anything and that foreign coaches may be engaged. They have said that one or two of the coaches will be dropped for them to possibly engage foreign assistance. They also want to be in camping with us. We don’t have a problem with that but we need concentration and not distractions. Mentally, all these talks are not good for us.
“This is not the time to engage in frivolities or distractions. We plead that they leave us to work and get results. We plead that they assist us and encourage us and not to divide us or discourage us, please. Maigari should not allow people to rock the boat for him and the country. He has done well and must assert himself and not allow some people to lead him astray.”