Contrary to widespread speculation that coach Paul Aigbogun invited most of the players that made the final list of invited professionals, to both the African Under 20 Nations Cup in Niger Republic and the world cup proper in Poland, fresh facts reaching our stable have now rubbished these insinuations and has unmasked the biggest racketeer in the team.
As the tussle for who emerges Flying Eagles head coach reaches crescendo, our investigations have it that a former coach of Akwa united, now with a Jos based team, was the brain behind almost twenty players invited to the Flying Eagles, out of which 12 made it to the African championship and the world cup proper
See below a comprehensive list of players that had the direct influence of this coach who once threatened to dump the Flying Eagles in Poland, claiming he was not being carried along in decision making.
1. Jamilu Muhammad (Pillars)
2. Alhassan Ibrahim (Pillars)
3. Nazifi Yahaya (Pillars)
4. Afeez Aremu (IK Starts)
5. Aminu (Akwa UTD)
6. Okon Aniekeme (Akwa UTD)
7. Gata Adeshina (Akwa UTD)
8. Habibu (Rarara F. C)
9. Saed Jibril (Malumfashi Utd)
10. Rabiu Zulkifilu (Plateau Utd)
11. Mike Zaruma (Plateau Utd)
12. Babawo (Plateau Utd)
On this list, there are 3 players of Kano Pillars, a club he has very good relationship with, his former club Akwa United had 3 players while Plateau United his present club has another 3 players.
The deal to take 3 players of Plateau United to the World Cup was part of the agreement that finally sealed his appointment as Plateau United head coach.
This clarifications became necessary as a follow up to rumours making the rounds that the same man has been pencilled down to be head coach of the National Under 20 team one year after the former head coach Paul Aigbogun cried SABOTAGE in camp during the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Poland. Are we indirectly encouraging saboteurs? That is the begging question.
This is part of our responsibility to always set the records straight at all time.