Lagos – Former Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) said Tuesday that Coach Stephen Keshi should still remain in charge of the Super Eagles.
The Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board has yet to renew Keshi’s contract, which expired in July 2014, following poor performances of the Super Eagles in recent times, especially their failure to qualify for the 2015 AFCON, billed for Equatorial Guinea.
“For me those asking Keshi to resign don’t’ know what they are saying.
“Why should Stephen Keshi resign why, has he not won the major championship for Africa, for Nigeria, has he not?
“If we don’t qualify we don’t even look at the situation which made them not to qualify, people are always trying to sack people: sack! Sack! Sack! Sack!
“As for me I think Keshi is a coach that they should rely on, all those that are shouting, if they put them there they cannot do anything.
“For me Keshi should remain, every hand should be on deck, every coach has to improve himself, we hope that this year will bring us better things.
“But at any rate Nigerian football is trying, nobody can say Nigerian football is not trying, yes we didn’t qualify for Cup of Nations, we don’t have to qualify for everything.’’