Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has spoken for the first time on the stories making the rounds that he had a part to play in the stalled transfer of Sunday Mba to french second division side CA Bastia.
"I have absolutely no idea what this is all about. My attention was called to the story and I am as baffled by the insinuations of it all."
The AFCON winning coach said exclusively to supersport.com from a very rainy Calabar where the team is preparing for the vital world cup qualifier against Malawi.
Keshi believes that "this story has all the hallmarks of people sponsored to cause disharmony in the camp so that we will fail and then Keshi will be blamed. It is still a matter of great surprise to me that there are people charged with our football that would rather the team failed first"
On how the team is going into Saturday's match "everyone in camp is determined. No distractions of any kind at all mentally. Only thing we are praying is that it stops raining because it has been raining for the past two days and heavily too"
This is not the first time that stories are coming out of the Eagles camp brilliantly planted by some people it seems to discredit the head coach.
The Super Eagles are neck deep in preparations for the world cup in Brazil next year so it is hard to understand why stories that can only cause disharmony in the camp keep coming out.
Nigerians will not be very forgiving of the NFF if the team does not qualify so it might be in the very best of all concerned to work together and find harmony from anywhere.