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Published On: Fri, Oct 24th, 2014

NFF denies inviting 66 players for AFCON qualifiers

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By Albert Akota

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has denied reports in some Nigerian media about the invitation of 66 players by new Super Eagles coach Amodu Shuaibu for AFCON 2015 qualifying games.

The body made use of the twitter handle of the Super Eagles of Nigeria to deny the reports but confirmed to SL10 on the listing of a pool of players from which Amodu Shuaibu is expected to pick players from.

“Coach Shaibu has not invited 66 players for 2015 AFCON qualifiers in November. NFF tech department only gave him pool of players as guide,” reads a tweet from the handle.

“It is the normal procedure for NFF tech department to give such guidance for any new technical crew for all national teams.”

The coach is, however, at liberty to pick any player out of that pool he/she feels has something special to offer hAis/her team.

Furthermore the statement confirmed he Super Eagles will play a friendly match with a yet to be known team in Uyo,Akwa Ibom state to formally open the Akwa Ibom Stadium where they will play South Africa in their last group game of the AFCON 2015 qualifiers.


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