Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi has shed more light on his much publicized comment on the status of the newly re-grassed pitch of the Abuja National Stadium.
The coach, who was speaking at a media briefing on Wednesday, insists his comments weren’t meant to be derogatory as portrayed by the media, stressing they were uttered to highlight some lapses he noticed at the venue during Super Eagles’ Tuesday afternoon session.
“In was responding to a question by a reporter and what I said was that the Stadium is not bad but still have some work to do. I am surprised that it has become Keshi condemning the entire process of stadium repairs,” he said.
It was widely reported in most sections of the media that the coach said the re-grassed pitch was below standard.
He however believes the team will adapt to the bumping pitch at the Ykdachew Tessema Stadium when the Super Eagles lineup against the Walyas Antelopes in Addis Ababa on Sunday.
“My players are professionals and they will be ready for any pitch that the Ethiopians will have on offer, because at this level we don’t offer excuses,” noted Keshi.