The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has insisted that Super Eagles chief coach, Stephen Keshi, was never expected to reveal his provisional squad for the World Cup this week, contrary to public opinion.
A meeting between the Super Eagles coach and Nigerian football’s governing body earlier this week was expected to be concluded with the naming of the short-list of players set to fight for their ticket to the Brazil finals in June.
However, the provisional squad list was not even brought into discussions, leading to reports of a falling out between Keshi and the NFF, but technical committee spokesman Paul Bassey has moved to clarify the situation.
“We (the NFF) were surprised with the stories that Keshi’s list was expected to be made public. We were only expected to meet with the coach on Tuesday to discuss about our plans for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil,” he disclosed.
“The meeting with the coach went on fine. We do not think that there is no need to hurry as far as announcing the list is concerned.
“We feel there is need for Keshi to make more consultations, about so many things.”