The Nigeria Football Federation in its bid to assuage the fears of Nigerians following the widely publicized scheme by Malawian coaches to help their national football team, the Flames defeat the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the last group match of the 2014 World Cup qualifier on September 6, in Calabar.
Chief Mike Umeh, Vice President of the NFF, described the reported meeting of Malawi national team coach, Tom Saintfiet with other coaches in Blantyre last week as “a mere propaganda,” adding that, “we have nothing to fear because we will be playing on our soil.”
Umeh said, “What they are doing is mind games and we are up for it. Remember, we will be playing in Calabar. We have never lost a match in Calabar, so I don’t see how we will start with Malawi who held us to a draw with a late equalizer in their own home.”
Umeh maintained that the Eagles will defeat the Flames because the Nigerian Squad was superior to their Malawi counterparts. “We are African champions and will ensure we get the right result.”