Chukwu chides NFF for owing Keshi

Former Super Eagles coach, Christian Chukwu says it is very wrong for the Federation to owe Stephen Keshi, despite all he has done for the country's football.

Chukwu who got the AFCON bronze medal when he coach the Eagles in 2004 told naijafootball247.com that it is a worrying trend which the Nigeria Football Federation does with every indigenous coach who has handled the team.

"It is very very unfortunate that there is no single Nigerian coach that has worked with the NFF who has not been owed. I am a witness because it happened to me," Chukwu said.

"It is from the administrators and we will keep praying that we get the right people in the NFF so this won't happen anymore.

"I do not know why Keshi has not been paid.  Even the female coaches, the U20 coaches have not been paid too and we must put pressure on the NFF because we are doing well and if something happens they will say Nigerian coaches are not good enough."

Chukwu continued that he does not buy the idea that the Federation lacks funding to pays wages of its coaches.

"They say there is no money but we attend all competitions so where is the money coming out from? Chukwu asked rhetorically.

He said they will continue to put pressure on the Sports Ministry and fight for the rights of Nigerian coaches.

As a player, Christian Chukwu captain Rangers for many years winning the League thrice and the FA Cup four times.

He also captain the Green Eagles to their 1st ever AFCON win in 1980 and was an assistant coach when Nigeria's U16 team won the 1st ever FIFA U16 World Cup in 1985.

He was an assistant coach when the Super Eagles win the AFCON in 1994 and at the World Cup the same year
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