Super Eagles winning captain to the Nations Cup in Tunisia’ 94, Steven Keshi has paid an impromptu visit to the camp of the Dream Team V ahead of their return leg All Africa Games qualifier against Liberia.
Keshi, presently the head Coach of the Togolese national team, was in town to spend the Easter celebration but deemed it fit to touch the Dream Team’s camp to see his former colleagues, Augustine Eguavoen, Benedict Iroha, Peter Rufai and Alloy Agu.
“I am in town for the celebrations but I thought it wise to see my colleagues in this team, you know it’s been a while since we rubbed minds and with the four of them in one national team what a great opportunity that brings,” said the former Flying Eagles handler.
The ‘Big Boss’, as Keshi is fondly called by his colleagues and close associates, added that the present Dream Team is blessed with these crop of technical bench and sees them doing the country proud at all fronts.
“This team is blessed. With the experience of Eguavoen, Iroha, Alloy, Rufai and Stanley who is presently the manager of the leading club in the Nigeria premier league I don’t think they should have any problem technically. They should be the team to beat,” he said
The former Mali National team coach was, however, quick to warn that if the team must succeed; they must first work as a unit on the pitch and a family outside the field.
“However for any team to succeed they must first work as a unit, cover one another 's lapses and work as a family”
Steven Okechukwu Keshi who was a member of the Atlanta Olympic (which Nigeria won) coaching crew charged players of the dream team V to remain focused on the task ahead which is the return leg game against Liberia at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium on April 30th.
Steven Keshi born January 31, 1961 in Lagos played for the then ACB of Lagos, New Nigeria Bank, African sports of Ivory Coast, Lokeren and Anderlecht in Belgium and his last club Perlis in Malaysia. He played in five different African Nations Cup tournaments, and helped win the 1994 African Nations Cup.