By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Former Nigerian international Tajudeen Disu has tasked the returnee coach of the Super Eagles Stephen Keshi to focus on building on a stronger national team that will qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon, Completesportsnigeria.com reports
The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday handed Keshi a new two-year deal, five mohs after he failed to qualify Nigeria for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Equatorial Guinea.
Disu spoke to Completesportsnigeria.com about the third coming of Keshi.
“He must now focus on leading the Eagles to qualify for the 2017 Nations Cup in Gabon.
The Eagles have been grouped alongside teams (Egypt, Tanzania and Chad), that
will be difficult to overcome.
“We all expect him to learn from his past mistakes and avoid the pitfalls that ruined our chances to qualify for the next Nations Cup.
“I don’t know the details of the new contract, aside from the fact that he has been handed a new two-year deal. I just want to wish him the best,” Disu, just returning from the USA said.
On the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation to disengage Daniel Amokachi as the assistant coach of the Eagles, Disu accused the NFF of only gunning for coaches they can “push around”.
“The Nigeria Football Federation only want to employ people who will do as they want. Coaches should speak out if they are not in control of their teams, but Daniel paid the price because he is a vocal coach.
“A lot of people have said that he was asked to go because he said he was not the one who drew the list of players for the Uganda and South Africa friendlies. I don’t think do.
“The main problem of Nigerian football is not coaching, but administration. They would want to be in charge of the team and push the coaches around.
“Coaching? I can’t delve into coaching. Coaches in Nigeria are ready to accept peanuts because of the poverty level in the country. They are ready to pull their colleagues down to achieve that,” the one-time Flying Eagles star who represented Nigeria at the 1983 FIFA U20 World Cup concluded.