Super Eagles head coach,Stephen Keshi has been told to walk away from his job as he has become surplus to requirements.This was the decision of most of the fans in Nigerian fans’ favourite online sports platform, www.completesportsnigeria.com as well as an unnamed NFF executive committee member after the team failed to qualify for next year’s AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.
To Philip Olaoluwa Ige,the Super Eagles need a new coach.
“Keshi’s time was up since after the World Cup. We need a coach that will call up our best legs for matches and will always have a solid bench,”he wrote and his view was shared by several others with a certain Chiffo adding the Eagles will arise again after dispensing with the services of Keshi.
‘Long live Nigeria Super Eagles!!!!!! Farewell Mediocrity! Farewell Favouritism!!
Farewell Vindictiveness!!! Farewell Questionable selections!!!! Farewell Keshi. One love Nigerians, the Eagles will rise and soar again in a little while.’
Another fan who calls himself as Benue believes this is an opportunity to start afresh.
‘It is time for a fresh start for Nigerian football. We have a new NFF board and president. Keshi should kindly resign and step aside. He has given his best, but the time is right for him to step aside,’he wrote while Ade was shocked the NFF dillydallied until it was too late.
‘Why can’t we read through the lines in Nigeria? Haba!! Ghana coach got relieved of his job because of bad results. Why can’t we do the right thing at the right time? Hmmm ,the more we leave Keshi as Eagles coach, the more problem we shall encounter. I am just waiting to read the apologies once again from the coach and his players and see if we will continue to revolve or parambulate in our shell of same story. Please I am not castigating Keshi, but he is not a good coach. He can’t give what he doesn’t have. Period,’wrote Ade.
An unnamed NFF executive committee member shared the sentiments of most ofcompletesportsnigeria.com’s respondents in an interview with the British Broadcasting Service, BBC.
“Walking away honourably would be the smartest thing for Stephen Keshi.”It’s pointless to hang around when you’ve failed, have been completely rejected by the NFF and are unwanted by disappointed football fans.He does not have any contractual obligations with the federation; remember the board also offered to sponsor him and his assistants to managerial courses with good intention.
He will probably get a job elsewhere before January but the country will not get the opportunity to play at the next Nations Cup,” said the unnamed NFF member.
Keshi has refused to comment on whether it is the end of his time as coach with the team he steered to Nations Cup glory in 2013 and led to the last-16 of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.