Akpoborie: Keshi Not Good Enough For Eagles

Akpoborie: Keshi Not Good Enough For Eagles

–Ex-international calls for a foreign coach to manage national team
By Boluwaji Bamidele:

Ex-international, Jonathan Akpoborie has told Complete Sports that Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi is not good enough for the senior national team after he failed to qualify Nigeria for the 2015 African Cup of Nations billed to hold in Equatorial Guinea this month.

Speaking to Complete Sports at the weekend, the former Wolfsburg FC of Germany striker said he has never believed in the technical ability of the soccer tactician dubbed Big Boss since he took over the Super Eagles from Coach Samson Siasia and his failure to qualify Nigeria for the 2015 edition of the African showpiece is a clear evidence that he is not the type of coach Nigeria need for the team.

“Keshi is not the type of coach we need to manage a big team like the Super Eagles, he is just not good enough and if you go back to all the matches he handled with the team, you will discover that there were lots of technical lapses but the team were just lucky in some of the matches”, says the former Super Eagles striker.

“For a coach who has been in the team for more than two years and nothing has changed, I don’t think such a coach is good enough for the team. I have always said that Nigeria can rule Africa again but we need a coach that will be good enough and not just winning but somebody that will bring development to our football.

Akpoborie however called on the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to go for a quality foreign coach that can manage the team and at the same time develop Nigerian football.

“I have always believed that we need a foreign technical manager to coach the Super Eagles but there are procedures the FA must follow to make sure they get a quality one, they must also work with the technical department who will identify the areas that are lacking in our football and also work with the technical man,” he concludes.

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  • AFOLABI DAVID 3 years ago


    • Saint Palmer 3 years ago

      This is what people like you and that dumb akpoborie who as a player never achieved anything has been and always saying year after years,after each coach tenure you always come out ranting,u ve employed several white coaches and achieve nothing, the eagles are no where before keshi came on board and we know how far we ve gone since then and now he suddenly not good enough, why are you people soo backward..?..OMG !

  • Pius Emelifonwu 3 years ago

    Akpoborie should think of his using his knowledge for our football not calling for a foreign coach.

  • Saint Palmer 3 years ago

    KESHI IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR A BIG TEAM LIKE THE SUPER EAGLES ?..Dumbest statement ever, What big team ?..a team that has his only star player sitting on the bench every week in london ?..check out all the best big teams in the world you wont see any nigerian player in their starting eleven how can u call such a team BIG ?..those people attacking the coach make it looks like Nigeria is one of the best team in the world,look it out all over the world you can only fish out 2-3 outstanding players who are nigerians and you re expecting a miracle from such a team ?..y`all must be smoking cracks