International

Keshi not feeling optimistic

2014-09-30 13:37
Stephen Keshi (Supplied)
Stephen Keshi (Supplied)
Cape Town - Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said the national team simply has not had a realistic opportunity to prepare adequately for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan next month.

The Super Eagles are currently in a bit of a pickle after failing to record a victory in either of their opening two Group A fixtures - against Congo and South Africa. Keshi thinks that the current lack of leadership at the Nigeria Football Federation is only hampering the process.

While Keshi has submitted proposals to the football authorities in that country, he is not in the least bit confident that his expectations will be met in good time.

"I have submitted my programme to the Super Eagles secretary for onward submission to the General Secretary of the NFF to see if they will accept it so that we can start building towards the game against Sudan ," Keshi told the Vanguard News on Tuesday.

"It will be very good for us if we can start preparing immediately because I like working with the home-based players at least two weeks before the games. But I don’t know what they want to do. It is just that there isn’t enough preparation," added a disgruntled Keshi.

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