Etim Esin: Keshi Sacking Unacceptable To Me

Etim Esin: Keshi Sacking Unacceptable To Me

By James Agberebi:

Ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Etim Esin, has berated the Nigeria Football Federation following the sacking of Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

On Saturday 4th July , the NFF through its media officer, Demola Olajire, released a statement confirming the contract termination of Keshi.

In a chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, Esin expressed his disappointment at the development.

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He challenged the newly appointed interim coach, Amodu Shuiabu to better the records set by Keshi.

“The sacking was uncalled for. Can’t we appreciate our own for once?,” Esin remarked.

” Let me see what Shuaibu will bring that will beat Keshi’s record. Fine, he qualified the team for two World Cups, but Keshi also qualified the team for the World Cup and also won the Cup of Nations.

“Keshi is not my best friend, but we should always try and do the right thing and stop doing things that will continue to draw our football backwards. So honestly, Keshi’s sack is not acceptable.”

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  • Thanks for saying the truth sir

  • Phillip 6 years ago

    Bristol park well! I think you are just sentiment about this? We should be ranked in top 3 in Africa and one of the best in the world judging by the pool of talented players we have. Many a time a player’s worth is boosted by the status of his country and the recognition in world football but it is a pity that our football is in disarray. Look at how we were knocked out from under 20 team and the female world cup, it all boils down to technical ineptitude. The coaches are making waves against African teams because of the bundle of talents we have and the calibre of coaches managing the opponent. We always fail at the world stage as a result of no pattern of play, no strategy, no half time technical input. Imagine the female coach saying he needed not to read the opponent’s previous games but to study them during the match and we lost to both Australia and Canada with such talents we paraded. The same applied to the under 20 team.
    Back to the super eagles, what pattern of play so we use against opponents, do we really have a pattern not alone different patterns? Why would a coach say he is still experimenting to find a formidable team even after winning a nation cup? The victory wasn’t really the input of the coach but the determination shown by the boys as seen against ivory coast as it was clear we qualified from the group by the effort of the likes of Victor Moses. Look at how we performed in the world cup, Ghana would have performed better if placed against the opponents we faced.
    Truly the NFF is a disorganised body but it is clear that only a foreigner will meet our deliverables and target and as well challenge the NFF for a better tomorrow. Only a foreign and great coach can handle our professionals and their attitude. Imagine a coach (Keshi) invited a non-league player for a nations cup qualifier? He did same thing during the world cup and you think such coach can take us where we truly belong? The indigenous coach can go on handling the age grade teams. God bless Nigeria!