A former Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr Patrick Ekeji, and a former coach of the Super Eagles Adegboye Onigbinde, have thrown their weight behind the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in its decision to relieve Stephen Keshi of his job as head coach of the national soccer team.
Ekeji stated that since the federation had no confidence in the coach, the right thing to do was to part ways in the interest of the nation. “The NFF have done what they should have done before,” said the former Green Eagles defender. “They lost confidence in Keshi long time ago.
“I said it before that they should take a decision on time and I am happy they have done that. They should start looking for a new coach immediately and if they already have one, he should resume without any delay.”
Speaking in a different interview, Onigbinde advised the NFF to adhere to the contract terms they agreed with Keshi, adding, “the deed is done and there’s nothing anybody can do now about it.”
“I saw it coming but it’s a good step that the NFF immediately directed Shaibu Amodu to take charge of the team in the interim. This was supposed to be a new dawn for the team and I feel they shouldn’t have made this whole thing a public affair,” said the veteran FIFA and CAF instructor