Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Keshi: I'm ready for Eagles’ challenge . Insists on indigenous coach for Eagles

Nigerian former captain, Stephen
Okechukwu Keshi, has expressed readiness to
become the Super Eagles’ coach if considered
for the job by the Nigeria Football Federation
(NFF). Speaking with a local radio station,
the Hawks of Togo former coach said that he
would do his best to return the national team
to its past glory if considered for the job by
the NFF.
“I will not turn down the offer if Nigeria
seeks my services. I've served my country in
the past and in different capacities. It's
always a honour and a thing of joy to serve
your fatherland,” he noted.
Keshi lamented the Super Eagles’ failure to
qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations,
assuring that there would be light at the end
of the tunnel.
“We have the talents who can make the
country proud. All that is needed to be done is
to harness the talents and prepare them for
the challenges ahead. It is also important for
the whole nation to pray for the coaching
crew and give it 100 per cent support to
succeed. The whole nation is in deep pain and
the only way to appease the fans is to qualify
for the 2012 Nations Cup and the World
The Big Boss as he is fondly called led Togo to
qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He
has since submitted a fresh application to
coach the tiny West African country. There
are unconfirmed reports that the one-time
Super Eagles captain alongside Sunday Oliseh
is likely to be announced as replacement for
Samson Siasia by NFF on Friday.

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