Keshi gets support

By Jessica Amadi

Former Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh has countered the criticisms of Nigerians towards the Super Eagles following their exit at the World Cup in Brazil at the knockout stage.

The Eagles were eliminated by France 2-0 in the World Cup 2nd round, but Obuh still believes the Super Eagles put up a good performance and should be respected for what they did for the country.

“I think those people that are saying that the performance of the Super Eagles is poor are very ungrateful and am sure such people are even failures in their own fields because they don’t know what football is all about,” Obuh said.

“It’s very unfortunate. We really have to encourage our own. It’s unfortunate that most at times we don’t want to go back to the genesis of why we failed,” He added.

Obuh also lamented on the delay in renewing Stephen Keshi’s contract.

“The problem we have is because we don’t respect contracts.

“It’s because they know us. We are Nigerians, we don’t respect contracts and because we don’t respect contracts its always very difficult for you as a Nigerian to do the best you can that will be seen as a good job.

“So in this case, if they cannot respect Keshi at that level, well it means that there’s nobody that they can respect,” John Obuh told

Stephen Keshi told his players after the loss to France that he may have seen his last game in charge of the Eagles as his contract had not been renewed.

However, reports suggest that he has been in talks with the Sports Minister, Tammy Danagogo on a renewal of terms.

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