Amiesimaka told Goal in an exlusive last week that the country was “not ready” and would not make it past the group stages in Brazil where they have been drawn in Group F with Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina
“I have said it over and over again that we are not ready for the 2014 World Cup. Everyone is talking about the provisional list, no one seems to be asking, ‘what of the technical crew?'” Amiesimaka said.
NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire dismissed the former footballer as a self-important character who never sees anything good in any other human being, or any process initiated by others.
“Mr. Amiesimaka has behaved true to type. At a time that good-hearted ex-internationals are egging the Super Eagles on, expressing faith in them to do Nigeria and Africa proud and generally giving the players immense psychological boost, Amiesimaka has again erected his tent in the Sadists’ Corner, wishing the team failure,” Olajire wrote in a media release.
“He is never going to be happy about other people going to play in the FIFA World Cup finals, because he never got to play at that esteemed level. He is spewing evil and ill-will for the whole nation and continent all in the pretext of a myopic campaign for an ex-team mate to be included in the technical crew.”
Olajire said that the NFF is sincerely appreciative of the support of the Federal Government and all stakeholders for the African champions to go to Brazil and fly the nation’s flag high, and expressed belief that Amiesimaka would be put to shame by the end of the FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.