NFF confirms Obuh’s departure to Egypt

The football administration says the coach’s delay was based on family issues which have now been resolved

Flying Eagles Head Coach John Obuh will lead his wards against the Junior Pharaohs of Egypt in this afternoon’s friendly match after he left the shores of Nigeria yesterday morning for the Cairo venue of the match brokered by the Nigeria Football Federation in preparation for the Africa Youth Championship that would start on March 16th in Algeria.

Contrary to what was reported that the coach couldn’t travel with the team as a result of controversies between him and his employers, the NFF, over unpaid salaries, the NFF Secretary General, Barrister Musa Amadu has come out to dispel the rumours.

“What did Obuh said delayed his traveling to Egypt? It is not true that it was as a result of unpaid salaries. There is nothing like that at all. We don’t have any problem with Obuh. He has family issues that delayed him and he has since travelled (to EgypT),” Amadu told this morning.

The Nigerian Football Federation has not been enjoying the full benefits of winning the Africa Cup of Nations as a result of controversies between them and the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi who even threatened to quit after winning the just concluded Afcon 2013 in South Africa. But the Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi came to the rescue by brokering peace between the coach and the NFF.