Due to the outcry surrounding his video rant, and his rejection of playing the AFCON qualifier against Egypt in Kaduna, the NFF are now seeking means to prevent a backlash on the Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh.
The NFF after inspecting the facilities of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium also reached out to prominent sons and daughters to canvass for full support for the Super Eagles who face seven-time African champions Egypt in an AFCON qualifier on March 23.
Oliseh had reportedly opposed the choice of Kaduna saying it was akin to playing “AWAY on a home soil”, and the football house feel it might 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.
It was gathered that the football house would also ensure a tighter security around Super Eagles coach because of recent developments. Assistant Director, (Media) and spokesman of NFF Ademola Olajire however 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.
The Super 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.