By JACOB AJOM
A former Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association, Tony Nnacheta, has backed the current board to produce a team that will give Nigeria a good presentation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Speaking with Sports Vanguard in Ikeja after attending the media presentation of Chuka Momah’s two books, Sports Spectacular and Mohammed Ali. Nnachetta said, “this board is experienced in tournaments, they should know what to do to meet the people’s expectations.
“They know the right thing to do for the campaign. From the camp site to the training ground, the dieting and stuffs like that. They are experienced enough in tournaments so I cannot prescribe anything here for them and they have six months to get it right,” Nnachetta said.
He re-echoed the popular belief among Nigerian football buffs that the chances of the Super Eagles are bright. “The World Cup is not a one week campaign. It is an experience on its own. It is a tournament that requires a lot of inspiration and our country is so blessed with a lot of talents. We are no longer minnows. We have a bright chance.”
He observed that with six months to the World Cup, the Stephen Keshi-led technical crew still have a lot of time to make amends and fortify the team, where necessary.
“We still have six months before the first match and the Keshi’s team I know will train and retrain the players and find new legs because expectations are high.”