Stephen Keshi

Former Super Eagles manager, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, has said calling another former national coach, Sunday Oliseh, to a hearing by the National Assembly through the Sports Committee of the lower chamber will not help the growth of Nigerian football and sports.

Speaking through his Manager, Emmanuel Ardo, Keshi said it would be unfair to all the former managers of the national team, who have been sacked to be called and asked why they were asked out. “Most of the coaches in the past, he reasoned, “were sacked but Oliseh chose to resign, so why the special interest on him?”
The former Togo and Mali gaffer said he would like to be called for a meeting on why he was asked out of the national team.

“Right from coach Adegboye Onigbinde, through Christian Chukwu, Shaibu Amodu and Austin Eguavoen, all former coaches of the Super Eagles should be called to account for their stay in the national team while it lasted.

“I might be mourning the exit of my life partner (his late wife) but the fact remains that Nigerian football is being unduly distracted and the only way to get it back on track is to ask the real stake-holders to come together and talk.

Whether they are coaches, ex-internationals or sports politicians, it is about time to talk and talk seriously,” concludes Keshi on way forward for Nigerian football.