Kanu criticises Nigeria Football Federation soon after Nations Cup failure

Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu has criticised the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) leadership which he says contributed for the national group failing to qualify for two consecutive Africa Cup of Nations.Nigeria’s loss in Egypt ruled them out of contention for Gabon 2017, leaving Kanu upset together with the NFF.”What is happening with Nigerian football is that the prime management isn’t what it is supposed to become so what is under is getting impacted,” Kanu told BBC Sport exclusively from Uganda. Ex-Arsenal forward Kanu was in Uganda as an ambassador for each Unicef and Chinese cable station Tv StarTimes, helping to marketplace Ugandan players towards the Chinese Premier League.He stated the Nigeria Federation has to adjust its style of leadership if Nigeria are to achieve results.”When the head will not be correct, even the body won’t be right”, stated Kanu. The two time African footballer with the year stated it was an enormous loss for Nigeria – who also failed to qualify for Equatorial Guinea in 2015 – to miss one more Africa Cup of Nations. “When we’re not in the Nations Cup, it is not precisely the same,” stated Kanu. Kanu also highlighted the instability surrounding Nigeria coaches. Samson Siasia was placed in temporary charge of your Super Eagles for the Egypt qualifiers following the resignation of Sunday Oliseh. Because the NFF search for a permanent successor to Oliseh, Kanu maintained it really is worth persisting having a local coach. “Look at Stephen Keshi, he won the nations Cup and led the Super Eagles to the last 16 in the 2014 Planet Cup in Brazil,” Kanu explained.For the duration of his time in Uganda, Kanu had the chance to play football with young children in Katanga, and saw some nearby matches. “I watched a game in between KCCA FC and SC Villa in the 2016 Star Times Cup a couple of days ago and I saw a lot of talent which will visit the skilled level.”