Former Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles, Joe Erico, has revealed that he placed a curse on Nigeria after he was sacked without being paid in 2002.
Erico, who was a goalkeeper during his playing days, insisted that the troubles in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will continue until he is paid his outstanding salary and allowances.
The veteran coach worked with late coach, Shuaibu Amodu and Stephen Keshi, to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2002 World Cup.
“I swore for them in the NFA or NFF when we came back in 2002. They treated all of us; Amodu, Keshi and myself just anyhow.
“The thing is that they can’t handle the truth, speak it and you’d get blackballed.
“What basically happened was that I was very angry at the time. I was an angry person. So I went back home, stripped naked and put a curse on Nigeria football,” Erico told Brila FM.
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