Chairman of the NFF Technical Committee, Chris Green on Thursday decried a report in a national newspaper of the same day, which sensationally reported that the NFF and Coach Stephen Keshi lied to Nigerians about the provisional list of Super Eagles for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.
The report had claimed that Coach Keshi did not submit any list at Tuesday’s Technical Committee meeting and that the NFF and Keshi tried to manage ‘a bad case’.
“There was no bad case at all. We met with Coach Keshi and we discussed the programme of preparation for the World Cup, and everyone was happy.
“It was wrong for anyone to say that NFF and Keshi lied to Nigerians. We are responsible citizens and diligent in what we do, and will never take the nation and its people for a ride.
“The list of players is ready. As we said, Coach Keshi is making more consultations and the list will be released next week. We have not defaulted in any way, because the deadline for the submission of provisional list of 30 players to remains May 13,” Green said at the NFF Secretariat in Abuja.