Money, Deceit, Woo To NFF Over Stephen Keshi
We live in one of the most unfortunate Country on earth where the love of money has taken into the lives of most Nigerian leaders from Politics to Football, the game of Love.
May the soul of Shaibu Musa, Rashid Yekini, Stephen Keshi and to mention some up famous former Nigerian Stars that are still living in pain abandoned by the so called National Team.
A country where nobody cares for the needy but only to their various pockets.
Keshi set a record in African football by being the first African coach to successfully qualify two African nations (Nigeria and Togo) to the World Cup Finals. He also helped Nigeria become the first country to achieve an African Cup of Nations trophy and World Cup qualification, both in 2013.
Nigeria progressed to the knockout stage of 2014 World Cup. They started the tournament with a 0-0 draw against Iran, followed by a controversial 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
They lost the final group stage match 2-3 against Argentina, but progressed to the knockout stage, courtesy of a 3-1 win by Bosnia and Herzegovina over Iran.
The Super Eagles lost to France in the first knock-out round. After the match, Keshi announced his resignation as Super Eagles coach but later reversed the decision after the Nigerian Football Federation renewed his contract.
His team failed to win a single game in the Morocco 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series and he announced he would move to another job if pressure continues to mount because of certain people, whom he refused to name, were trying to “sabotage” him. However, he stated that he will continue to coach the Super Eagles because he loves the team and he loves his country.
At his Funeral Preparation
His first son, Stephen Femi Keshi blasted the Federal Government, saying that “the Nigerian government promised to honour this man and sponsor his burial but has failed to keep to their promises for a man that served this country with so much passion.”
The NFF President, Amaju Pinnick did not speak. Some of the members of the 1994 World Cup team filed past the casket of their former captain who donned the number 4 Jersey. They included Austin Eguavon, Uche Okechukwu, Mutiu Adekpoju, Aloy Agu and Peter Rufai. Former U-21 coach, Fani Amun, Friday Ekpo and Edema Fuludu were also present but none of Keshi’s players during his time as Super Eagles coach were present.
After the short ceremony, President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick was booed on his way out of the venue. One of the boys who accosted him was heard screaming: “you sacked him, you have killed him, now go and squander all the salaries you owed him.”
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