NFF, Eagles fume over shoddy treatment by Liberian officials

Super Eagles of Nigeria
Super Eagles of Nigeria

Nigerian officials accuse the Liberian FA of treating the Super Eagles and the crew very poorly.

Nigeria Football Federation officials have expressed disgust at the desperate antics employed by the Liberia Football Federation (LFA), to win the Nations Cup qualifier against Nigeria.

The antics, according to the Nigerian officials, include taking the team to a dilapidated hotel and assigning a weather beaten ‘Molue’, without air-conditioner to the team for its stay in Liberia.

The football federation (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 football associations.

NFF President, Aminu Maigari, also reportedly got worried that officials of the SKD Stadium refused to switch on the flood light at the stadium when Nigeria had its only training session before the game, especially because the game was to be played under floodlights.

The bus allotted to the eagles, which was used for their trip to and from the airport, for a visit to the Nigerian embassy and so other trips, also had bad air-conditioning, causing players and officials to sweat profusely. The wind screens of the bus also had to be opened each time it was used.

“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.