Former Coach of the Super Eagles Christian Chukwu has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to as a matter of urgency break the silence on the issue of who leads the Super Eagles coach.
Chukwu who spoke to Complete Sports said since Stephen Keshi’s contract as Head coach of the Super Eagles elapsed with the World Cup in Brazil, there was the need to either renew his contract or announce a new one or better still make a statement.
The former captain of the Green Eagles said it is sad that the Super Eagles will be missing at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, saying life must go on with or without AFCON in Equatorial Guinea and make plans for the future.
“Keshi does not have a contract with the NFF now so the issue of his resigning is out of it. Keshi cannot resign because his contract has not been renewed. I think the NFF should put the AFCON behind and plan ahead for forth coming games” he stated
Chukwu continued “This is the time for NFF to appoint a new coach or reappoint Keshi so that we can move on. It is not right to keep silent on the coaches’ issue because we failed to qualify for AFCON. A coach should be on ground now for Super Eagles”.
On the draw with South Africa, Chukwu said it was very painful because the ticket was in Nigeria’s hand to qualify for AFCON adding the Eagles played well but did not take their chances and the Bafana Bafana took theirs and got a draw.
He said that there was no need to overhaul the team as people are clamouring for stressing that we have to build on what we have on ground now.
“All the players cannot be thrown away just because we failed to qualify for AFCON, I still believe that a lot of those boys are still good for the Super Eagles and age is still on their side. Whatever we are doing now should include a great number of those players” the former Enugu Rangers FC great concluded.