Why I returned to Super Eagles — Keshi

Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has again served some explanations on why he returned to the team.

Keshi was relieved of his position by the Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation executive committee on October 16 despite recording a thrilling home victory over Sudan in Abuja in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series.

However, the Big Boss was back in the saddle dramatically in two weeks thus raising eyebrows on the reasons for the U-turn, more so as there were claims of juicy offers from other countries waiting for the former Super Eagles captain.

In a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday afternoon, the embattled Super Eagles supremo explained that a “boss”, whose identity he refused to disclose, actually ordered him back to take up his job.

“My boss asked me to come back, that is the sole reason for my coming back, it was simply because the boss ordered me back to the team, I cannot say no to him; we will see and continue from where we stopped working and keep building,” he said.

Reacting to the fact that Nigerians clamoured for his sack, he simply said God knows everything, and that anyone can say what they deem fit.

Explaining the recall of Ike Uche to the Super Eagles, the coach said players like that make him feel great.

“It is good to see him back to them team, I am very happy to see him, players like him make a Coach feel great,” he said.

“So far I’m impressed with what I have seen, there is a total commitment and cooperation between the players, if we can keep that level today, tomorrow up till Saturday we will be good,” he said.

The Super Eagles will depart Abuja for Congo via a chartered flight on Thursday ahead of their must-win 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Red Devils of Congo.

Nigeria, the defending champion are third in Group A behind South Africa and Congo.


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