Nigerians React To Keshi’s Sack

BY CHRISTIAN EZE
NIGERIANS are reacting to the sudden sack of the Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi who was relieved of his service on Saturday by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Speaking with our reporters at Asaba the capital city of Delta State where Keshi comes from, a football enthusiast, Nelson Udoka noted that the appointment was a mere cover up and not real as the NFF under the current leadership, has never been comfortable with Keshi as the Coach for some reasons best known to them. He noted that the hand writing has been very obvious that they did not want him from the beginning but were compelled by the past President to keep him against their intentions.
DR. Adeniran Doku observed a high level of inconsistency on the part of these NFF executives. He questions the rational behind the sack whether they like him or otherwise. You do not punish anybody for an offence he has not committed and NFF owe Nigerians the explanation for their actions and greater trouble will arise if their next option fails to live upto the expectations of the people.
John Odum, a sports writer believes NFF has goofed again and will pay dearly for this broad day deliberate error. “ It appears they do not know how the people are looking at them, otherwise, they would have threaded carefully and would have waited for him to lose any of the matches before they take the step but now that he won the match against Chad, they only sold out at a very cheap rate and they were not wise enough” He noted.
ot home state of Stephen KeshiThe Nigeria Football Federation on Saturday terminated the contract of Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi after the NFF ExecutiveCommittee held an extra-ordinary meeting in Abuja.
A statement from the football house stated “having thoroughly reviewed the reports/findings of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and NFF Technical and Development Committee, as well as having reviewed the actions and inactions of Mr Stephen Keshi, in the performance of his duties as Super Eagles’ Head Coach, which we found to lack the required commitment to achieve the Federation’s objectives as set out in the Coach’s employment contract.”
The 53-year-old was into his second spell as the Super Eagles coach after holding the reigns from 2011.
He won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles but has been on a battle lane with the federation since then.