KeshiAnd Six Others Depart For World Cup Seminar


Stephen Keshi

Reports released by NAN indicate that  Five officials of the Super Eagles and two members of staff of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), departed Nigeria on Sunday for a World Cup seminar in Brazil.

A statement issued by Ben Alaiya, the Super Eagles’ media officer, said the seven persons would take part in a FIFA- organised seminar for the 2014 World Cup.

The Super Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi, is leading the team, which includes, DayoAchor, the team’s administrator and Ibrahim Gyaran, the team’s doctor.

Others are: Ben Alaiya, the team’s media officer, and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Baba, the team’s security officer.

The two NFF staff on the trip is Christian Emeruwa, Secretary of the NFF, Security Committee, and ChuksAlizor of the NFF Marketing Department.

The statement said that FIFA was preparing officials of countries that qualified for the World Cup for “professionalism and service delivery during the tournament.”

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles have commended President Jonathan for the reception organised for them for winning bronze at the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in South Africa.

Achor, the Eagles administrator, said the team was humbled by the reception which showed President Jonathan’s love for sports, especially football.

“President Jonathan’s love for the team is immeasurable; he visits the players whenever they are preparing for major competitions.

“He always rewards the team even when it does not meet his expectations,” Achor said.