BY BEN EFE
Football fans world wide expecting to see the rematch of the June 1 clash between the national teams of Nigeria and Argentina should expect the unexpected as the Nigeria Football Federation seem to be back-tracking.
NFF technical committee chairman Chris Green disclosed that the federation was still studying the proposal and cannot make any commitment at the moment.
“We are studying the situation. When we are through we will come out with a definite position,” said Barrister Green.
Green’s submission is contrary to statements credited to the secretary-general Musa Amadu who declared that Nigeria was going to honor the match after signing a four million dollar contract with the Bangladesh Football Federation.
”Every document that will make the match a reality has been signed and we are looking forward to a big game. The two teams will go to Bangladesh with their first teams and all the top stars”, stated Amadu.
Also an official of the Argentina federation confirmed that they will honor the game billed for September 6 in Dhaka the Bangladesh capital city. He said all their star players will be present.
The NFF would be risking a breach of contract rap if they decide to opt of the match.
Coach Samson Siasia refused to be drawn into the argument. He said that his main focus was to get Nigeria a Nations Cup ticket after the his team failed to pick the maximum points against Ethiopia. Nigeria play Madagascar in September.