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Fashanu Urges Keshi To Quit Eagles

Fashanu Urges Keshi To Quit Eagles

…Ex-Wimbledon striker tips Yobo, Okocha, Eguavoen for Eagles coaching role

Amidst the uncertainties over Coach Stephen Keshi’s future with the Super Eagles following Nigeria’s elimination in the round of 16 stage of the Brazil 2014 World Cup, John Fashanu has chided the Big Boss to quit the national team now that he feels the ovation is loud.

The Super Eagles got their World Cup dream busted by Les Bleus of France after a 2-0 defeat on Monday following Paul Pogba’s header with an own goal by captain Joseph Yobo and former Wimbledon of England striker Fashanu says Keshi should take his leave from the national team job.

“He has been reported to have said he will leave and I agree with him to step down”, says Fashanu who is a guest analyst with OSMI for the World Cup. “It’s always important and honourable to quit when the ovation is loud.”

Even though Keshi has not made it clear if he’s staying or leaving, Fashanu is already thinking about who Keshi’s successor could be and has suggested the trio of out-going Captain Joseph Yobo, former skippers, Austin Jay Jay Okocha and Austin Eguavoen as his top picks.

“The question is who would be the ideal successor to Keshi? Who would continue his philosophy? Who would continue from where he stopped and take the team to higher heights? Certainly we need our ex-internationals there. We need them to play a role in the national team. People like Joseph Yobo, Austin Eguavoen and Jay Okocha, they need to be on the technical bench, but certainly not a foreign manager “.

He further commended the Super Eagles for what he described as ‘fantastic’ performance in Brazil despite the France defeat.
“I’m 100 per cent honest in my assessment that the team performed wonderfully well. They tried very hard to beat France; they put aside the bonus row and gave the match their best shot. If they had taken the scoring chances that they carved out in the game no doubt they would have won.

“I’m happy with the players, I’m happy with the team generally and I’m pleased with the coaching crew”, Fashanu stressed.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • AFOLABI DAVID 4 years ago

    YOU HAVE SAID WELL BUT THE ONLY THING IS YOUR SELECTION, WHAT IS YOBO CRITERIA TO HANDLE THE SUPER EAGLES, OKOCHA DON`T HAVE THE COACHING ABILITY IN MY POINT OF VIEW WHILE WE SAW EGUAVOEN AND AMODU( THE P.E TEACHERS) WHEN HE WAS THERE SO TO ME HE IS ALSO OUT OF THE WAY.

    THE ONLY PEOPLE I THINK FOR NOW THAT CAN HANDLE THE SUPER EAGLES IS EITHER SIASIA OR OLISEH DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE JOB. MANU GARBA COULD HAVE BEEN GOOD FOR THE JOB BUT IT DON`T THINK THE PRO WE HAVE IN THE SQUAD NOW WILL RESPECT HIM OR ALLOW HIM TO DO HIS JOB AND THAT MIGHT COST US DOOM.

  • Sheena Mcjayes 4 years ago

    I dont think Uncle Fash really said this. Eguavon, Yobo and Okocha as SE trainers? I guess you were misquoted. Any of these guys assuming our national team coach will be the biggest scandal since Umaru Dikko’s crate kidnap.

  • but why not go for boko haram leader

  • Jacowum 4 years ago

    Samson Siasia is the best to coach Super Eagles. He can continue from where he stopped last time. Had it been he was allowed to continue after his failure to qualify for Afcon 2012, Super Eagles would have been better now. What we lack in Nigeria is continuation. If Siasia is giving longer period to perform I know that he would have come out with the better result.
    It took Clemens Wasterhof five good years to produce a solid team for Tunisia and USA 94. Let us give our local coaches five years contract and see if they will not perfom.