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Rwanda: Okonkwo faults NFF’s ultimatum to Keshi

By Ime Bassey

Veteran coach, Emma Tette  Okonkwo has expressed sadness over the ultimatum given to Super Eagles gaffer, Stephen Keshi by the NFF to beat Rwanda or get the boot.

The former Falconets coach stated that the ultimatum of ‘lose and be sacked’ against the Wasps of Rwanda should have been articulated in his contract before now and not when the tie is now a decider, adding that if this had been done, Keshi would have approached the rebuilding process differently.

“The fact is that we don’t have standards. They (NFF) employed him and now halfway, they are saying if he doesn’t win, he faces the exit door. They should have told him from the beginning and he would have known his fate,” Coach Okonkwo said.

The former coach of the defunct Niger Dock Football Club said that the Eagles have improved massively since Keshi took over. “I saw the game against Namibia and I discovered that the team have improved greatly compared to where  (Samson) Siasia left off. I know the team will win the game to douse all the fears in the heart of Nigerians,” he added.


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