By Jacob Ajom
A former member of the board of the Nigeria Football Association (now Federation), Prince Isidore Oduah has reiterated his call on out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi to l forget about returning as national team coach.
In a chat with Sports Vanguard Sunday, Oduah insisted that Keshi had no business going to the NFF secretariat for the same job he failed in. For failing to qualify the country for the 2015 Afcon, the veteran sports administrator quipped, “he has only succeeded in destroying whatever reputation he had.
“Keshi should hide his face in shame and leave because even those who are close to him are asking him not to return. I’m happy people like his former boss, Shaibu Amodu and Christian Chukwu are beginning to tell him the truth.”
Oduah said, “Keshi has abused the privileges he enjoys from high places. He has embarrassed his benefactors by failing to qualify Nigeria for the Nations Cup. He should just go.”
He therefore called on the NFF to move ahead and appoint a new coach who will help reposition Nigerian football. “I don’t think there is anybody who will blame them if, at this stage, they ignore Keshi and appoint another coach for the national team. No individual is bigger than the country.”