By Bamidele Boluwaji:
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peterside Idah, has blamed the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for Nigeria's inability to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, saying the board led by Amaju Pinnick must quit the football house immediately, Completesportsonline.com reports.
Super Eagles lost 1-0 to the Pharaohs of Egypt in the return leg match of the 2017 African Cup of Nations played in Alexandria on Tuesday to confirm their exit from the African football showpiece.
The South Africa based ex-international believes that the Super Eagles' 2017 AFCON failure started with the inability to qualify started with the woes of the NFF who employed staff but could not pay them on time to concentrate on their job.
“The NFF must quit now. They cost us this Nations Cup. Just pay your workers and we won't have these problems”, Idah wrote on his Facebook wall.
Egypt top the Group G with 7points while Nigeria maintain two points with one game to go in the qualifiers following the withdrawal of Chad.
Chad’s withdrawal however made qualification more difficult for the Super Eagles.