Akpoborie: Keshi was a wrong choice for Eagles


Stephen_KeshiFormer Super Eagles striker, Jonathan Akpoborie, has revealed that Stephen Keshi should not have been appointed as the Super Eagles coach because he lacks the rudiments of a good tactician.

Keshi remains in charge of the Eagles despite failing to qualify the country for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

According to Akpoborie, nothing has changed in the team since Keshi took over two year’s back, while blasting his over reliance on a particular player.

“For those who know about the technicality of the game, it is obvious that from what we have seen in the last two years that Stephen Keshi is not good enough for our national team,” Akpoborie told Goal.

“Though we won the Africa Cup of Nations, but we have not improved and I keep wondering why he was brought back after the NFF let him go.

“It took Victor Moses’ individual brilliance to see us qualify for the knockout stage of the 2013 Nations Cup, most times we bank on Ahmed Musa to rescue us and that has been our problem. You don’t need to depend on a particular player every time.”

The former Stuttgart striker feels that hiring a sound foreign technical adviser for the country would be the solution, while disagreeing with the fact that some foreign tacticians brought to the country failed before.

“When I say a coach is not good enough, it’s not just picking 11 players. It’s virtually about indepth knowledge all around the game,” he continued.

“We are not yet ready to have an indigenous coach lead the Super Eagles.

“How many good foreign coaches have been brought into the country? Berti Vogts was already finished when he was hired.

“You want to talk about Lagerback? No, he wasn’t good enough. In Europe, he wasn’t good enough, how then will he be good enough for our boys who play topflight football in Europe ?

“Bring a very good coach and you will see the difference,” he concluded. -DailyIndependent


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