Building strong Eagles more important for me now – Keshi

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Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi who came under fire for shunning a meeting with the Nigeria Football Federation technical committee for a function in Lagos, has stated that he was more concerned about building a solid team that will represent Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup and would not be drawn into any controversy with his employers.

The NFF on Thursday issued Keshi a query, but in a chat with super-sports.com, the former Super Eagles captain declared that he will not say a word concerning the issue at the moment.

Stephen Keshi

Stephen Keshi

“I don’t really want to comment on this because a lot of people will misinterpret what I will say. Let them (NFF) accuse me of everything, I really don’t care.

“I want to concentrate on my job of building a strong team. That’s the most important thing.

“I pray that the work I have been doing to build a strong Nigerian team for the World Cup comes out well because it will also be great for Africa.

“I will not say anything about the query but when it gets to a point, I will say something.

“Right now, I will be quiet but when I am ready to talk, you will be the first to hear,” Keshi said.

This stance by Keshi is bound to stoke the fire of a frosty relationship between the coach and the NFF. There has been no love lost between the federation the coach since he temporarily quit the national team after winning the nations cup in South Africa and accusing the NFF of not paying his salary for six months.

Keshi said that he was looking to prepare his team in peace and harmony adding that distractions such as these will put the spanner in the works. He also prayed that the players and the coaches are not owed their entitlements.

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