TheNigerianVoice Online Radio Center


By NBF News
Listen to article

Nigeria Football Federation officials have expressed disgust over the desperation exhibited by the Liberia Football Federation (LFA) to win the Nations Cup qualifier against Nigeria. The poor treatment included taking the team to a dilapidated hotel and assigning a bus without air-conditioner to the team for its stay in Liberia.

The NFF had immediately relocated the team to the Golden Gate Hotel, ahead of last Saturday's 2-2 draw in Monrovia.

Technical Committee Chairman, Christopher Green, said he was taken aback going by the smooth relationship existing between both nations and their FAs. NFF President Aminu Maigari, was also petrified that officials of the SKD Stadium refused to switch on the flood light at the arena, when Nigeria had its only training session there before the game, when the game was to be played under floodlights.

Each occasion the Nigerian used the bus allotted to them like on their way to and from the airport, a visit to the Nigerian embassy and even a short trip from the Golden Gate Hotel where the team camped to the stadium, players and officials sweated profusely, forcing Head Coach, Stephen Keshi to ask the NFF for action in the return leg in Calabar. 'This is very bad for the development of African football but Nigeria will never treat any nation like this. I am sure in the second leg, we will offer them a beautiful, air conditioned bus to take them around, we've always been trodden upon by those countries that we played the big brother to', Keshi lamented.