Keshi (R) putting the Super Eagles through their paces during training
Nigeria’s foremost sports marketer and Chairman of Pamodzi International Ltd, Chief Mike Itemuagbor, has joined thousands of Nigerians in hailing the courage of Super Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi in rebuilding the national team, starting from the local league.
Speaking on the team’s 2-0 defeat of Liberia, before their fans in Monrovia, Itemuagbor, said he has always had the conviction that the national team will not achieve much if the coaching crew continues to neglect local talents who are always ready to learn and have plenty of raw talents to tap from.
“It takes courage for Keshi to do what he’s doing now. Many before him had the opportunity to try out some if not all of these players but laziness and fear will not allow that. Every Nigerian must rally round Keshi, so that there will be a total turnaround in our football fortunes,” he admonished.
He called on the national team technical crew not to be carried away but to remain focused on the job at hand, while also calling on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to continue to back the team to rediscover Nigeria’s glory days in football.