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NFF stand by under-fire Keshi

The Nigeria Football Federation have dismissed rumours that a foreign coach will be hired to boss Eagles coach Stephen Keshi.

NFF vice-president Mike Umeh speaking against the backdrop of media reports that plans are underway to strengthen the Eagles bench with an expartriate coach, said, “There is no such thing or plan to hire any foreigner.

“What will the white man do that Keshi cannot do? Is Keshi not better than some of the so-called white coaches? Please, I am begging those peddling this rumour to stop because it could distract the Super Eagles coach.”

Umeh further stated, “The federation is 120% behind Keshi because we are confident that he will qualify this country to the Nations Cup. You know we missed the last edition, but next year’s edition will not go pass us.”

The Super Eagles take on Liberia on October 13 in the return leg final round qualifier after both teams drew 2-2 in Monrovia earlier this month.

Fans have been far from impressed with the performance of the Eagles in Liberia.


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