Former Super Eagles defender Ben Iroha believes for the best interest of Nigerian football! Stephen Keshi should continue to be in charge of the national team now that the crisis rocking the Nigerian football fraternity has seemingly been resolved.
The world soccer governing body, FIFA, on Friday lifted the suspension placed on Nigeria for perceived government interference and the court injuction against the Aminu Maigari-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation.
Now that the warring parties have resolved to let bygones be for the good of Nigerian football, Iroha while speaking with Completesportsnigeria.com from his base in the United States of America says Keshi should be appreciated for his good job while in charge of the team.
“Stephen Keshi has done well. His time as coach of the Super Eagles have been wonderful.
“He won the African Cup of Nations last year despite the challenges the team faced. Players now work very hard to earn their places in the team.
“Keshi has brought discipline to the team and he should be encouraged,” Salinsa, who won the 1994 African Cup of Nations as a player of the Super Eagles and also represented Nigeria at the USA 94 World Cup in the USA with Keshi as captain of the team said.
Keshi remains a strong candidate for the job of the South African national team coach andJuly 26 have been picked by the South African Football Federation as ‘Decision Day’ to know who will steer the destiny of the Bafana Bafana forward, with qualification to the 2018 World Cup in Russia the prime target for the South Africa Football Federation (SAFA).
Iroha however refused to talk about the NFF issue that has ended on a positive note. The one-time Vitesse Arnhem of Holland left back only offered to say: “Okay good. Good for Nigerian football”.