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Musa Mohammed in NFA’s hot soup for truancy



The disappearance of U-20 national team captain, Musa Mohammed, from the U-23 National Team Camp in Abuja, will earn him serious sanctions, which will also affect anyone involved in his antics.

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) in a statement on Thursday expressed displeasure with Mohammed who left his team mates in the Abuja camp where the team was in preparation for a crucial match against the national team of Zambia.

The statement said that the NFA General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, was displeased when informed about the `antics of the defender’, who had captained the U-17 National Team to a record, fourth FIFA U-17 world title in 2013.

He also led the U-20 to a seventh African title in Senegal in March.

“It will be an understatement for me to say the NFA is disappointed by the behaviour of Mohammed. This is someone who should be a role model for the Nigerian youth. He is very good at what he does and we love him for that but discipline is essential in any vocation.

“And the NFF will no longer condone indiscipline on the part of any player or coach of any of the National Teams,” it quoted Sanusi as saying.

“Whoever is found to be culpable in this shameful act will be punished,” the statement said.

However, Mohammed was not part of the 18-man list released by coach Samson Siasia for the trip to Zambia.


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