AFCON 2017 QUALIFIERS: OLISEH BRIEFS NFF TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON FRIDAY
Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh will defend his team list and preparations for the African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt on March 25, when he meets the Nigeria Football Federation technical committee on Friday. Oliseh, only last weekend groaned about his inability to make contacts with the players he intended to invite for the must win double-header against the Egyptians, due to financial constraint. But a swift reaction, a member of the technical committee hinted that Oliseh must be in Abuja on Friday February 26 to discuss his team list and match plans as the games are too important to be treated with levity. The Eagles will play group leaders Egypt in Kaduna on March 25, before a reverse fixture in Egypt two days later. The Eagles must win the two games to be in a good stead to qualify for the AFCON 2017 finals. Meanwhile NFF secretary-general Sanusi Mohammed stated that the NFF will put everything in place to ensure a good outing for the Super Eagles. He noted that the fluctuation in dates notwithstanding, preparations for the game will not be affected. “We wanted 26th but they said it had to be before that date and that’s why we chose 25th. They said 26th is not feasible and so we are going to change our programmes and I don’t think it’ll have any adverse effect on our planning. By the grace of God we are putting everything in place to make sure we have a hitch free match,” Sanusi stressed.