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NFF allays World Cup preparation fears

09 April 2014, 14:48

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says Nigerians that the Super Eagles technical crew had not been distracted in their preparations for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

Secretary-General of the NFF, Musa Amadu told newsmen at a briefing in Abuja that the FA was working assiduously with the team’s technical crew for a better outing.

Amadu said that arrangements had been made for the team to leave their camp for match venues, one day to the encounter. This, he said, would enable the team to concentrate on their matches during the tournament.

He added that air travel arrangements during the tournament had also been concluded to ease the team’s movement for their matches.

“The team base, the hotel Camp, is on the outskirt of Sao-Paolo and this is where most of the National teams are based. This is where the team will stay and will be leaving to match venues in the group stage and they will move a day before these games and return to their base after the game.”

“Brazil is a vast country and some of the travels you have to do are more than one, two or three hours but there are chartered flights, not that we will take commercial flights. FIFA has made arrangement with all the airlines there; its chartered flight just for the teams and it will take each team to their specific match venue,’’ Amadu said.

The NFF scribe urged Nigerians to pray and support the team as they prepared for the World Cup, and said that there were no disagreements between the organisation and Keshi over team list.

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