FFA vice-president claimed recent reports about The Flames were all propganda.
The Nigeria Football Federation say the Super Eagles are remaining focused ahead of the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier with Malawi on September 7.
Chief Mike Umeh, Vice President of the NFF, insists head coach Stephen Keshi and his players are concentrating solely on their preparations for the game and haven’t been affected by the recent distractions from the Football Association of Malawi.
Umeh ribbed The Flames for their attempts to make the national team to take their eye off the ball by claiming to possess insufficient funds to make the trip to Calabar despite continuing to train for the match at the UJ Esuene Stadium.
“We don’t want to lose concentration because of late, they have put up a lot of propaganda,” he told Vanguard.
“It shows you how determined they are to make us relax. But they will be disappointed because we will remain focused so that when they come we will beat them silly.”
Umeh praised Keshi for selecting a strong squad and expressed his delight at the inclusion of newly-signed Heerenveen striker Uche Nwofor, who scored a brace against South Africa in a 2-0 win over South Africa in the Mandela Challenge.
“Keshi has named a killer squad and the players are eager to return to Brazil because they have an unfinished business there which is the World Cup,” he added. “We expect him to re-enact the form he displayed in South Africa and pray that God give him the grace to do well. He was fantastic in that encounter.”