At the pre-match meeting held at the offices of Rwandan Football
Federation, beside the Amahoro Stadium, refusal by the host Federation to change its green socks led to a brief stalemate, with the Nigeria
team having opted for all-green attire. The Rwandans presented yellow
top with blue stripes and blue shorts but oddly, with green socks.
This led to the Nigeria delegation saying it would get back to the
match commissioner later in the day on its choice – whether to wear
the all-green attire with white socks or wear all-white attire.
Chairman of the NFF Technical Committee, Barrister Chris Green, was
not impressed. “The Rwandans are the hosts and you would expect them
to concede to such a minor request from the referee. Since they have
refused, we would have to seek the opinion of the Head Coach, Mr.
Keshi on this matter”.
By Aderonke Ogunleye. @ronniesportdiva