*NFF to make case for Osaze, Ike Uche

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee will meet on April 26 in Abuja to deliberate on the country’s plans for the World Cup in Brazil.

Committee chairman Chris Green told AfricanFootball.com that the date has been set aside to  discuss the Super Eagles plans as regards Brazil 2014.

This will include coach Stephen Keshi defending his provisional squad for the World Cup.

“The committee will meet on April 26 to discuss the World Cup,” he said.

“Expectations are very high and so we cannot afford to fail.”

The original meeting on March 26 had to be called off after Keshi, citing flight difficulties from the USA could not make the meeting.

The meeting was then rescheduled for April 8, but members were enraged to find that the coach was attending an event in Lagos instead and threatened to boycott the new date.

NFF President Aminu Maigari and Technical Committee chairman Chris Green were forced to proceed on a fence-mending exercise after the meeting was rescheduled for a new date of April 22.

The re-conciliatory moves appear to have yielded fruit, with majority of the aggrieved members confirming their attendance.

But the trade-off is that Keshi is expected to face a tough and grueling time over his World Cup squad selection policy, with many member unconvinced about his reasons for excluding some players.

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