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NFF Applies pressure on Keshi



The Stay Easy Hotel Emnotweni, Nelspruit is currently the home of the Nigerian Football Federation. The whole Executive Board members are present and have been visible. It is also where decisions to go and speak or not speak with the Super Eagles technical crew are made. By Monday, they will be moving to Rustenberg according to sources.

Over the weekend a heated meeting took place. At the meeting were Maigari, Inyama, Anyasi and a few others. A source informs that following a series harsh words being exchanged, the coach Stephen Keshi offered his resignation. "If you guys don't trust my judgement and ability anymore please give me my flight ticket out of South Africa and I will leave right away"!

It is the greatest show of misjudgement on the part of those who are charged with running Nigeria's football that when there is a vital match that requires all to be pulling in the right direction they have gone to add far more pressure on a team that is already under pressure. So, what orders orinstructions were those who went to speak to the crew on saturday night working on?

The Super Eagles while in Nelspruit were in a proper hideaway at the Igwenyama Resort ostensibly to avoid people trooping in and put of the place with very strict security clearances needed to get near them. The NFF have clearances to get to them and they have started to make needless visits.

The team arrived Rustenberg around 11AM local time on sunday. On arrival, Stephen Keshi spoke to supersport.com and assured that he is fine and everything in the camp is good. The players not affected by the outside pressures.

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