New Super Eagles’ coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi on Friday visited the Glasshouse secretariat of the NFF in Abuja.
Keshi who was accompanied to the Football Secretariat by the team’s coordinator Emmanuel Atah, said that his visit was purely to familiarize himself with activities in the secretariat.
He said that he intends to use the two friendly matches to interact with the players and endeavour to know them better.
The man popularly called the ‘big boss’ by his admirers said “I want to tell you that 50 percent of the players have called me to express their loyalty. Joseph Yobo, Dickson Etuhu, Osaze Odenmwingie, Vincent Enyeama have called and they spoke very well, and their willingness to work with me. They have shown a lot of zeal to succeed with the Super Eagles, and I am very happy with them, when they come around next weekend, we would meet and know our selves better”.
On whether he is ready to apply the big stick on erring players, the former national team captain said such issues will no doubt occur, but it would be treated as family affairs which would not be allowed to degenerate to such an extent.
Keshi appealed to the NFF to make the green and white jerseys of the national team available in the market to enable Nigerians have them as a way of solidarity “I will want the NFF to make the green white jersey available for people. In other countries where I have served, on match days you would see every where with the national colours, that is exactly what I would want for Nigerians and from Nigerians too. If they are not available, we should discuss with sponsors companies to make them available in the market, I am sure Nigerians are willing to buy” he concluded.
Nationsports scooped further that the former Togolese handler has decided to pick Sylvanus Okpala as his second assistant.