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CONFUSION: Discordant tunes in NFF over technical director

THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that it has no plans to contract a foreign technical director for the national teams.

This is coming at the heels of an earlier disclosure by a Board member, Emeka Inyama that “there was no going back on its plan to hire a foreign technical director for the national teams.”

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Nigeria's national football team players hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the 2013 African Cup of Nations final against Burkina Faso on February 10, 2013 at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg.     AFP PHOTO

Inside Eagles Camp: Road To Victory

Nigeria deservedly toppled title-holders, Zambia’s Chipolopolo and dismantled a resurgent Cote d’Ivoire’s star-studded Elephants enroute to winning the African Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Our Sports Editor, story teller, Tony Ubani, who followed the team from Mbombela to Rustenberg and to Durban and Johannesburg chronicles the story of the surprise success that has sent warning signals to African teams and made many Nigerians eat their words and put Stephen Keshi in a king-size position against his detractors.

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Jonathan lauds Arik

President Goodluck Jonathan has sent a letter of appreciation to Chief Johnson Arumemi-Ikhide, Chairman of Arik Air, for providing the aircraft that brought the national football team, the Super Eagles, from South Africa to Nigeria after the African Cup of Nations 2013.

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