Head Coach of the Super Eagles Stephen Keshi reportedly had to play the role of a father in settling a dispute between Super Eagles senior players John Obi Mikel and Emmanuel Emenike.
The duo,who had been at loggerheads since the 0-0 draw against Greece on Wednesday shook hands and hugged after a lengthy meeting initiated and chaired by Stephen Keshi.
“Keshi had a family chat with the boys yesterday and in the meeting he made it known to Mikel and Emenike that their rift is unsettling the team,” a source said.
“After a heated exchange both players poured out their minds after which Keshi settled them but not without getting involved in a shouting game with one of them.”
“At the end both players shook hands,hugged and even ended up in each other’s room chatting before going to bed, it’s over thanks to Keshi spotting it early.”
SL10 gathered that all 23 players who were present at the meeting were asked to speak out their grievances so all issues could be ironed out before their flight to Brazil today.
Newcastle forward Shola Amoebi, the oldest and most experienced among the players, advised his team mates on the strength of being united as a team with no ill feelings towards one another.
The team trained once yesterday ahead of their departure to Brazil for the World Cup with their first game scheduled for 15th of June against Iran