Gal­adima to NFF: Give Keshi free hand

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua Ibrahim Gal­adima

As the pro­posed April 22 meet­ing be­tween the NFF Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee and Su­per Ea­gles coach, Stephen Keshi ap­proaches, for­mer NFA Chair­man, Al­haji Ibrahim Gal­adima has called on the foot­ball fed­er­a­tion not to im­pose play­ers on the coach but to give the Ea­gles man­ager free hands to se­lect his play­ers.

Speak­ing to Daily Trust on the meet­ing which is meant to dis­cuss Ea­gles list for Brazil 2014, Gal­adima said since Keshi knows the play­ers he wants to take to the World Cup, he should be al­lowed to se­lect his team with­out in­ter­fer­ence.

He said if the coach is given the en­tire re­spon­si­bil­ity of choos­ing his play­ers, he would be held re­spon­si­ble for any fail­ure in Brazil but if play­ers are im­posed on him, no­body would have the morale strength to ac­cuse him of any wrong do­ing.

Gal­adima also said im­po­si­tion of play­ers on the coach would lead to sev­eral prob­lems in­clud­ing in­dis­ci­pline as he said such play­ers would not owe any al­le­giance to him.

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