The national team coach has said that spouses and family members can be allowed in the team's camp in Brazil to calm the nerves of the playersNigeria coach Stephen Keshi has said that players' wives would be allowed to be with the team during the World Cup.
Keshi said that it would allow the players to concentrate better if their family members get access to them during the competition as he also tried to wave off insinuations that the players could be distracted by Brazilian women.
"It's good for the players because it makes you concentrate better. I remember World Cup 94, some of us went with our wives. When I was with Mali, we went to the Nations Cup in Angola with our wives," Keshi said during a roundtable meeting with media organised by national team sponsors TomTom in Lagos.
Keshi's mentor and former Nigeria coach Clemens Westerhof once said that sex doesn't affect players but the staying up all night looking for it that affects performance.
The 52-year-old, however, said that he is not sure about access to girlfriends for the players.
"I don't know about girlfriends but wives, yes. I think it's a good thing."
He also said that the players would not be distracted during the tournament by the beautiful Brazilian women after after a journalist prodded him for a response.
"What do they have in Brazil that we don't have in Nigeria," he asked.