By Tony Ubani
After his infamous tirade on you-tube against “insane critics”, and his rejection of playing the AFCON qualifier against Egypt in Kaduna, the NFF are now working hard to prevent a backlash on the Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh.
The NFF will inspect the facilities of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium today and also reach out to prominent sons and daughters to canvass for full support for the Super Eagles who face seven-time African champions Egypt in a must win tie on March 23.
Oliseh had kicked against the choice of Kaduna describing it as playing “AWAY on a home soil”, a situation the football house feel might turn to haunt them if they do not wet the ground ahead of the match. “The NFF aside from making sure that the facilities are in place are also going on a PR mission to get massive support for the Eagles after reports that Oliseh favoured Port Harcourt over Kaduna for the match”, a reliable source informed yesterday.
Sports Vanguard gathered that the football house would also ensure a tighter security around Super Eagles coach because of recent developments. But Assistant Director, (Media) and spokesman of NFF Ademola Olajire laughed off beefing security around Oliseh for the match. “There will be adequate security for everybody at the stadium. I do not know of security for an individual”, Olajire said. Nigeria face Egypt in back-to-back 2017 African Cup of Nations fixtures next month. The Eagles are two points behind group leaders Egypt after two rounds of matches with only group winners guaranteed automatic qualification to the tournament in Gabon.