emenike accuses nff of negligence

Nigeria striker Emmanuel is in the news again. this time not for his heroics on the football field. The predatory striker is accusing the super eagles's coach Stephen Keshi for ignoring him. The striker who plays for  Spartak Moscow is nursing a long-term hamstring injury which he suffered during the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Emenike was the top scorer with four goals in  the just concluded africa nations cup which the super eagles which the Super Eagles of Nigeria went on to win.
 
Emenike has told BBC Sport he feels neglected and abandoned by officials. "I do not expect to be pampered like a baby but you get the feeling some people only care about themselves," Emenike said.
"The coach has really let me down to be honest. He [Stephen Keshi] never even bothered to check up on me since the injury in South Africa. "Just a call is all it takes, instead my club have been very supportive for over a month. They have shown they value my fitness and overall health. "Even the Nigerian officials [NFF] refused to find out information concerning my state of health. It's a big shame and a complete sign of neglect on their part."

Nigeria's media officer Ben Alaiya has reacted angrily to Emenike's accusation.
"It's disappointing and totally absurd to hear him say that when he has since changed his mobile number," Alaiya insisted. "The coach has been trying to reach him. Luckily the team secretary was always in touch with him on a regular basis."We expect more from him as a professional player but statements like that are unacceptable. 

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Emenike quickly denied he was unreachable. "I was in Spain for three weeks. No word. I got back to Russia, still no word. Yet, they know how to reach me when and if they need me to play for the country. "The coach was always in touch before the Nations Cup. Now that is over, I am a forgotten man. "There's a long list of players that suffered from similar treatment, so I can understand that nothing has changed back home. "The mentality has got to change and Super Eagles players must not be abandoned when they suffer injury while representing their country.

"I am only speaking out now because they think everything is all about money. "Just a telephone call to show you care could go a long way to motivating someone at a difficult time."

The Russia-based striker, who was expectedly left out of the country's squad for this month's World Cup qualifier against Kenya, is hoping to return to action in late April.

source: Bbc sports

2 comments

After watching Nigeria gainst spain,I Nwalutu Chibuzor,have sworn to destroy spain when am fully esterblished as a footballer.I also beg Nigerians to look out for people like me,we are just striving to survive with no one asking after us,even my family thinks am crazy for loving football,but i thank God who has blessed me with this great tallent.to connect me please call me on 08168851168.i realy nead to move from were i am now as a footballer...thanks..I LOVE NIGERIA DEARLY....how about you guyzzz?

I love your spirit dude. but being a super soccer star isn't just by words of mouth, you need to work extra hard, join a good club, and be seen. good luck


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