Former Nigeria goalkeeper, Peterside Idah has blamed coach Stephen Keshi for putting the team’s best striker, Emmanuel Emenike, on the bench for most of the duration of the 3-2 loss to Congo.
Emenike was sensationally axed from the starting XI, but showed his class when he was introduced against the Red Devils on Saturday in Calabar.
“I was surprised Emenike was on the bench for this game,” said Peterside.
“Keshi is the coach, he decides who plays and when, that’s why he is being paid. If his selection didn’t work or he decides a particular player will sit on the bench, he takes the blame for whatever happened.”
He also blamed the players for being over confident against Congo.
“Our players were over confident, Congo showed they wanted to win the game so,they took the game to us and they were the better side on the day,” he conceded.