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 supposedly been at loggerheads since the 0-0 draw against Greece last Wednesday reportedly shook hands and hugged after a lengthy meeting initiated and chaired by Stephen Keshi in USA.
“Keshi had a family chat with the boys yesterday and in the meeting, he made it known to Mikel and Emenike that their rift was unsettling the team,” a source told SL10.
“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 were told 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 they fly out to Brazil on Tuesday for serious business.
Newcastle forward Shola Amoebi, the oldest and most experienced among the 23 selected players, later advised the players on the strength of being united as a team, with no ill feelings towards one another.
The team trained once on Monday ahead of their departure to Brazil for the World Cup with their first game scheduled for 16th of June against Iran.