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NATIONS CUP FAILURE: TECHNICAL COMMITTEE QUERIES SIASIA

By NBF News
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The Technical Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), at an emergency meeting on Saturday night, issued a query to the Head Coach of the Super Eagles, Coach Samson Siasia, over Nigeria's failure on Saturday to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

NFF President, Alhaji Aminu Maigari, had on Saturday, ordered that an emergency meeting of the committee be convened to address the way forward for the Super Eagles, after a late equaliser by Guinea tied the final score at 2-2.

The Eagles fluffed several scoring chances in the first half, with Osaze Odemwingie, Chinedu Obasi and Emmanuel Emenike failing to show the urgency and precision needed in the make-or-break encounter.

Guinea scored 10 minutes into the second half, before Obinna Nsofor lashed home an equaliser in the 64th minute. Ikechukwu Uche put Nigeria ahead shortly after.

A 2-1 win would have steered Nigeria to the finals of the Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon as one of the best second-placed teams in their groups, but the Guineans equalised with only one minute left in added time to break Nigerians hearts.

The Technical Committee meeting, attended by Barrister Green, Mr. Felix Anyansi-Agwu, Deji Tinubu, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, Coach Christian Chukwu, Austin Okocha, Victor Ikpeba, Garba Illa, Garba Lawal and Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme at the Glass House, queried Siasia over the Super Eagles' poor performance that denied Nigeria a place in the 2012 Nations Cup.

Siasia is expected to send in his reply within 48 hours.