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'Allow Keshi to work without hindrance'

10 December 2013, 09:34

Abuja - Ex-international Edema Fuludu on Monday cautioned that Stephen Keshi should be allowed to prepare the Super Eagles without hindrance as Nigeria get set for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

"He does not need this kind of distraction at this point."

Fuludu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that attention should focus on the arrangement of quality friendly matches to ensure that the team was adequately prepared for the tournament.

The former Julius Berger FC of Lagos attacking midfielder told NAN that Keshi had done a good job and should be allowed to reap the reward of what he had started.

"Keshi has done a yeoman's job. He has tried and we should give him credit for winning the 2013 AFCON and qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.

"I think only Keshi can tell the football authorities what his needs are, if he thinks he needs more back-room staff, he should call for it.

"Keshi needs all the motivation he can get now, considering our draws we should be concerned about providing Keshi with all necessary logistics."

Fuludu, who was a member of the victorious Super Eagles squad at the Tunisia 1994 AFCON, added that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) should be more concerned about Keshi’s welfare.

"I think the NFF should be more concerned about ensuring that he gets his salary. That should be our priority now.

"Keshi has proved to us all that he knows what he wants, we should allow him focus on important things such as the World Cup," he added.

NAN reports that Nigeria will play in Group F, alongside Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the Brazil 2014 World Cup, slated to hold from June 12 to July 13.


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