Former Nigeria defender Bright Omokaro has urged the Nigeria Football Federation to work with the Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi to build a strong team for the summer’s World Cup in Brazil, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The Maroc ’88 Africa Cup of Nations silver medallist warned that the NFF’s frosty relationship with his former Eagles teammate could affect the preparations for the World Cup..
Omokaro said, “The basic problem is that they have started contradicting themselves and complicating issues for Keshi. I believe the coach knows his job.
“He (Keshi) was hired to qualify the team (for the World Cup) which he did. The NFF should give him space to do his job. Technically he is in charge and technically he knows what the team needs.
“The NFF should concentrate on the logistics needed for the Eagles to prepare rigorously and effectively for the World Cup.
“I’m not happy with the way things are being represented in the media in recent times, they need to come together and settle things amicably.
“Other countries are reconsolidating their teams and working hard on getting in the best form for the World Cup in June.
“I believe they (Keshi and NFF) should sit and discuss the modalities surrounding the national team and all other concerns.”