Lagos - Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations winning coach, Stephen Keshi is under fire for allegedly disrespecting the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) when he failed to turn up to explain his FIFA World Cup 2014 programme of action, an official has said.
Keshi has been queried by the country's football governing body for not presenting his AFCON technical report as well as his programme for the Confederation Cup in Brazil in the world cup qualifiers before proceeding on his annual leave.
Addressing the media, Nigeria Football Federation spokesman, Emeka Inyama said that Keshi has disrespected the federation by snubbing invitation to appear before the technical committee on Tuesday in Abuja.
"Keshi has shown disrespect to the executive and secretariat of the NFF by his refusal to appear before the technical committee, and he must explain why he travelled without clearance.
"He (Keshi) was expected to present his AFCON technical report as well as his programme for the Confederation Cup in Brazil in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, but he went on AWOL and this will not be condoned', Inyama said.
Inyama also said that the backroom staff of the Super Eagles and other national teams have been prunned down citing that the NFF did not have the funds to carry a large retinue of staff in the teams
He confirmed the sacking of Sylvanus Okpala and Valere Hounandinouo from the Super Eagles coaching crew while about seven backroom staff would also have to give way to save money for the federation.
- CAJ News