Former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju has sued for working harmony between the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and the senior national team to ensure unhindered qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon.
Adepoju, who is administrator of Kwara Football Academy, KFA, spoke against the backdrop of the re-engagement of Stephen Keshi as Super Eagles coach by the NFF on Tuesday.
Keshi signed a fresh 2-year contract as Super Eagles boss on Tuesday, ending months of feud laced with hide-and-seek game between the two parties.
With the Super Eagles logged in tight group E of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers along Egypt, Chad and Tanzania, Adepoju who made two World Cup appearances in USA ’94 and Korea/Japan in 2002 reasons that with the qualifiers slated to commence in June, there is absolute reasons for NFF to put its house in order.
“The Super Eagles need to be up and doing, they need to be engaged in top grade A friendly matches as a way of ensuring they are in top shape going into the qualifiers”, starts Adepoju who was a former 3SC of Ibadan General Manager.
“I’ve confidence in the leadership of the NFF. So far they have done well and I must commend them for the manner they resolved the issue of Super Eagles coach.
“I believe that bringing Keshi back to continue from where he stopped is a good decision by the NFF.
“Everybody is looking forward to seeing the Eagles do well in the qualifiers and only good preparation can make this happen.
“We cannot afford not to be in Gabon in 2017, every hand must be on deck, the NFF, coaches, players to see this through,” the KFA boss said.