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Chukwu: NFF Should Decide On Eagles Coach

Chukwu: NFF Should Decide On Eagles Coach

Former Coach of the Super Eagles Christian Chukwu has called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to as a matter of urgency break the silence on the issue of who leads the Super Eagles coach.

Chukwu who spoke to Complete Sports said since Stephen Keshi’s contract as Head coach of the Super Eagles elapsed with the World Cup in Brazil, there was the need to either renew his contract or announce a new one or better still make a statement.

The former captain of the Green Eagles said it is sad that the Super Eagles will be missing at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, saying life must go on with or without AFCON in Equatorial Guinea and make plans for the future.

“Keshi does not have a contract with the NFF now so the issue of his resigning is out of it. Keshi cannot resign because his contract has not been renewed. I think the NFF should put the AFCON behind and plan ahead for forth coming games” he stated

Chukwu continued “This is the time for NFF to appoint a new coach or reappoint Keshi so that we can move on. It is not right to keep silent on the coaches’ issue because we failed to qualify for AFCON. A coach should be on ground now for Super Eagles”.

On the draw with South Africa, Chukwu said it was very painful because the ticket was in Nigeria’s hand to qualify for AFCON adding the Eagles played well but did not take their chances and the Bafana Bafana took theirs and got a draw.

He said that there was no need to overhaul the team as people are clamouring for stressing that we have to build on what we have on ground now.

“All the players cannot be thrown away just because we failed to qualify for AFCON, I still believe that a lot of those boys are still good for the Super Eagles and age is still on their side. Whatever we are doing now should include a great number of those players” the former Enugu Rangers FC great concluded.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • Michael Omotor 4 years ago

    I slightly agree with mr chukwu that we need a coach on contract.However, i differ with retaining the same group of players and expecting a better result two years from now. We should inject 6 players from the u-17 world cup champions nigeria of 2013 with afcon 2013 champions. Finally, we cannot be operating the same way expecting different result.This world cup champs will add more energy , drive, determination to the super eagles.

  • Stanlinks 4 years ago

    We need a new coach and the coach will pick his own players on merit. Period.

  • If we care to get to anywhere in football Oliseh is the best Local coach to handle the team. We need a no nonsense man like him. Someone who understands modern day football and with expert education level of football. Someone who can read match and make solid decisions. A leader who will take responsibility for failure and not blame players.

  • I agree that Sunday Oliseh should be called to replace SOK to lead the SE now. Keshi has emptied all that he knows, therefore no new thing is expected from him.