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I’ll Recommend Keshi For Sack –Igbokwe

Posted: Jun 26, 2015 at 2:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Augustine Akhilomen  –  Lagos


The fate of Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen keshi, over allegation that he applied for the vacant post of the Cote d’ Ivoire national team may have been sealed, if feelers from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are anything to go by.

The Vice chairman of the NFF’s Disciplinary Committee, Barrister Iyke Igbokwe, said that the coach would be recommended for sack, if findings revealed that he applied for the job.

Keshi, who appeared before the Committee on Tuesday, has, however, denied applying for the job.

Barrister Iyke Igbokwe and Keshi

Barrister Iyke Igbokwe and Keshi

However, Igbokwe said that Keshi would be shown the exit door, if it was proved beyond reasonable doubt that he applied for the job.

”If he applied for the Cote d’ Ivoire job then the element of trust is gone. You can’t apply for the Ivorien job in the middle of a Nations Cup qualifying run. I would advise the NFF to sack him because this is an insult on the nation,” he said during a radio programme.

He revealed that Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, would not go unpunished for failing to appear before the NFF Disciplinary Committee hearing on Tuesday.

“Without Keshi or Enyeama Nigeria football will move on but we must instill discipline in the system. After all, before Enyeam, there was Ike Shorunmu, Peter Rufai, Best Ogedengbe and there was even Emmanuel Okpala.”

Igbokwe said that Nigeria can do without Keshi.

Meanwhile, former Assistant General Secretary on the Technical Matters, James Peters, says he does not see anything wrong if Keshi applied for another job, despite having a contract with the NFF.

Peter, who is unhappy with the whole scenario, blamed the NFF for not having a sound technical department that could have taking care of such issues.

“I don’t see anything wrong about him applying for another job.

“That is why we need a sound Technical department in the NFF with qualified Coaches who can act on interim bases in the absence of a substantive Coach,” Peters said.

In a seeming show of solidarity, James Peters appealed to the federation to tread softly on Keshi’s case.

”This should not be blown out of proportion, he shouldn’t be castigated.”