–Ex-int’l welcomes Amodu’s appointment, says Keshi sacking was unfortunate
1994 Africa Cup of Nations winning Super Eagles star, Mutiu Adepoju has voiced his support for the appointment of Samson Siasia as new U-23 Dream Team V1 Eagles handler.
Siasia’s second spell at the U-23 Eagles team was part of the ‘Tsunami’ that swept through Nigerian football Wednesday night as the Pinnick Amaju led new NFF board began their reign.
The dark complexioned coach was in-charge of the team when they grabbed a silver medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Adepoju who is Administrator of Kwara Football Academy, KHF, said Siasia’s choice was in good direction.
“It’s like one returning to a familiar terrain, he’s been there before, he knows what it takes to handle the Olympic team and of course can build on the areas that did not go well in his previous handling of the team”, Adepoju who is called ‘Head Master’ said.
“It’s a good one and I have no doubt the NFF made the right choice”, the former 3SC of Ibadan striker and later General Manager added.
He also described the sacking of Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi as unfortunate, adding that the Big Boss should take the NFF decision in good faith.
“It’s unfortunate I must say, a coach is as good as his last result but then life goes on. The only thing permanent in life is change”, Adepoju stressed just as he welcomed Shuaibu Amodu back on the Super Eagles hot coaching seat.
“Amodu is highly experienced, he’s been there several times and we hope he’ll do a good job such as he’d done in the past.
“The two remaining games are important so we have to support him to succeed”.