Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi, still wants to continue in his role despite missing out on qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Keshi believes sacking him will do nothing to reverse the downward trend the Eagles are currently experiencing, insisting the problems goes beyond him.
“If a team fails, sacking the coach won’t solve the problem. The authority should look beyond the coach to find solutions to the problem,” Keshi says.
Keshi, who has been working without a contract since the expiration of his last deal after the World Cup, admits that failure to qualify for next AFCON is failure on his part.
“I can’t deny it is a shame that we failed to qualify. On my part, I failed the Nation but my players took South Africa for granted, a match they needed to win,” Keshi confesses.
Keshi’s agent, Emma Addo is however silent on his client’s future but echoes Keshi’s sentiment that the problem of the team goes beyond the coach.
“No explanation will be acceptable now by Nigerians, but Super Eagles problems goes beyond coaching. If some issues are not resolved, no one can succeed for long with the team,” Addo states, according to sl10.ng.
“We shouldn’t forget where Keshi picked this team from in 2012, almost same place like they are now, but nobody cared about how they got there, that is why it happened again,” Adoo argues.
The Super Eagles will not be involved in any Grade A game until the next international break in March 2015.