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Kanu blasts Nigeria Football Federation after AFCON failure

Kanu blasts Nigeria Football Federation after AFCON failure


The former Captain of the Super Eagles, Nwankwo Kanu has blamed the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation for causing the failure of the team in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Kanu is still to come to terms with Nigeria’s failure to participate in the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after the country lost to Egypt.

In the same light, he finds it frustrating after the country’s failure to qualify for the 2015 edition in Equatorial Guinea.

He made the comments in Uganda where he is on a mission to help detect Ugandan football talent for the international market.

“What is happening with Nigerian football is that the top management is not what it is supposed to be so what is below is being affected,” Kanu told BBC Sport.

Kanu also placed the blame on the instability surrounding Nigerian coaches.

Samson Siasia was named temporary coach after the resignation of Sunday Oliseh and Nigeria is looking forward to recruit a permanent coach.

“Look at Stephen Keshi, he won the Nations Cup and led the Super Eagles to the last 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil,” Kanu added.