Guild Of Sports Editors Wants Keshi Sacked

Guild Of Sports Editors Wants Keshi Sacked

The Guild of Sports Editors,the umbrella body of all managers of sports in the Nigerian media has called for the immediate removal of Stephen Keshi as caretaker coach of the Super Eagles following Saturday’s disgraceful loss to Sudan iin a 2015 AFCON qualifier n Khartoun.

The body wants the new executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation to ask Keshi to stay away from the team for the reverse fixture of the AFCON qualifier in Abuja on Wednesday.


‘The Guild feels Keshi should not be honoured with a place on the Super Eagles bench on Wednesday in the reverse fixture after toying with the emotions of over 100 million football loving Nigerians through his unnecessary arrogance,ungurded and sometimes insulting utterances as well as questionable invitation of players,”said the Guild’s president Tony Ubani in a statement on Sunday.

‘We also want the NFF not to re-open contract extension talks with Keshi who seems to have lost the motivation to take the Super Eagles beyond where he has taken the team. ,’further said Ubani in the statement.


The body however believes Keshi is only the undertaker in the new low Nigerian football has sunk and wants the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF to take a wholistic look at football development in Nigeria starting with the leagues.

‘The success of any football administration depends on how it is able to develop its league to not only provide quality players for the various national teams but also provide employment for millions of Nigerians.

‘England last won a major tournament some 48 years ago but its FA has developed its league to be the best in the world with millions of job opportunities for its people,’Ubani said.

‘We demand a total restructuring of the league body and an enforcement of all laws guiding club football in Nigeria. A situation where clubs do not have a youth team and where players salaries are not paid promptly cannot engender growth. We want the new NFF executive committee to be bold and daring in some of the inevitable decisions they will take to ensure a new and positive order in football administration in Nigeria and we pledge our unflinching support towards that cause,”concludes Ubani.

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  • AFOLABI DAVID 7 years ago


  • chuks 7 years ago

    You (Editors) and NFF are major part of the problem.

  • Keshi has to go, but on what basis? Maybe I should even ask this question again who is a good coach?
    I understand when people do not trust in his tactical and technical skills, yes I feel the same way too, even that is not a enough basis to useless a man’s result.

    Keshi since taking up the National Team Job have had 4 major tasks: Qualified us for the AFCON 2013 (is not a big deal ‘ABI’ then ask siasia- our chosen one), Won it, though messed-up in the confederation but bounce back to achieve a fit we last experienced since 1998 even with our so called foreign tacticians.

    His achievements as a manager includes:
    Yet to loose a match at the Nations Cup and so far has taking 3 different teams to the competition.
    Won the Nations cup
    Qualified Togo for world cup

  • Toppal 7 years ago

    @ A coach is as good as his last result. Siasia you claimed never took Nigeria to the nations cup didn’t start the qualifiers he was drafted in when Nigeria had a problem. Siasia did not lose to Guinea but Keshi has lost to Congo. So, when you comment put all the cards on the table. Keshi has only defeated Venezuela and Bosnia outside Africa and you think that is good enough. Why don’t you question people like Osaze and his cohorts who sabotaged Siasia’s effort and prevented him from taking Nigeria to nation’s cup.

  • Samuel 7 years ago

    Keshi should go now and NFF should bring back Siasia as Eagles coach, Siasia is far better than Keshi, everybody can see how Siasia play during his time they play good game Sisasia didn’t lost to guinea but Keshi lost to Congo and Sudan and win only one game out of 12 games is it a good coach? Siasia boys play good game and won matches during his time until last match against guinea when they rebelled against him by using people like Osase and co to make him lost his job please NFF should forget the past and called Siasia back and give him a second chance as Brazil gave Dunga a second chance God bless 9ja….

  • Saint Palmer 7 years ago

    Nice one, but we also demands the Tony Ubani and his puppets should go and do something better with their lives, What have they done with the nonsense that has been going on with the NFF all these while ?..Now they want to kill themselves because of keshi right ?..Go get a life all of you..

  • Toppal 7 years ago

    Saint Palmer, it is people like you that have draged super eagle to where she is today. You continue to support Keshi even when it is glaring that his attitudes with selection of players and tactics is questionable. I wonder why people like you deliberately cover your eyes with blanket anytime the issue on ground concerns Keshi