The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has moved to explain why no Nigerian delegate was present at the playoff draws for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Cairo on Monday.
Delegates from all other nine nations that qualified for the playoffs were in attendance at the draw venue in Cairo but Nigeria was not represented at the event.
The NFF through its general secretary, Musa Amadu has now provided an explanation over the absence of a Nigerian delegate at the draws.
“I have no idea (why there was no Nigerian delegate at the draws) because we had a member who went for a Caf committee meeting (in Cairo). I cannot give you names now. We expected that somebody would be there to wait for the draws,” Amadu told supersport.com shortly after the ceremony on Monday.
The NFF chief then identified “logistical problems” as the possible reason the Nigerian delegate was not present at the draws.
“I want to believe that (our delegate) had some problems with his flight arrangements. Obviously, we had delegated somebody as a federation to represent us at the draws.
“It wasn’t intentional and the federation had wanted somebody present for the draws,” the scribe said.
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