Fears for Lone Stars Clash - Keshi
By David Ngobua, 23 August 2012 Comment
Super Eagles chief coach, Stephen Keshi yesterday raised
alarm ahead of Nigeria's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations clash
against the Lone Stars of Liberia as he said he is disturbed
by accommodation and feeding issues.
Super Eagles are billed to take on the Lone Star of Liberia
in the first leg encounter of their last qualifying match of
the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa on September
When asked if he has any worry ahead of the crucial match,
Keshi said he is looking forward to a good game in Monrovia
but noted that his major headache is where the players would
be accommodated and the kind of food they would eat before
He explained that the last time the team played in Liberia,
the accommodation offered to them fell below expectations
and they would not want to have the same experience again.
Keshi also said the Nigeria Football Federation should make
arrangements for the players to get the right food to eat as
he said good feeding would prove useful.
Even as he declined to suggest how the team should be flown
to Monrovia, he said the football federation should ensure
the team is flown to the match venue in the most comfortable
"My fear is the hotel that we are going to stay. The last
time, the hotel we stayed wasn't that great. I just hope
that this time, we would get a better accommodation.
"My fear also is that we have to be able to do something
about the players' feeding before the match. Feeding is very
crucial. These are the two things that are of concern to me.
The players have to be in good condition and be ready for
the game", he stated.