According to a sports website, SL 10.com, the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation and former Super Eagles coach Amodu Shuaibu has posited that he has nothing personal against out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, despite asking the ‘Big Boss’ to stop ‘hanging around’ as the Super Eagles coach.
56-year old Amodu, who was Keshi’s boss when both men qualified Nigeria for the 2002 World Cup, has been in the news lately, asking his former assistant to ‘stay on as a beggar’ if he had no reputation, after he (Keshi) failed to qualify the country for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
But Amodu says despite the criticism, he has nothing personal against Keshi, describing the former Mali coach as his brother.
“Keshi is my brother, I love him and I like him and every day I will talk good about him,” Amodu said of Keshi.
But despite his show of camaraderie towards the embattled Keshi, Amodu insists that the former Super Eagles captain should announce he is quitting the Super Eagles coaching job and leave the space for someone else.
“The situation as it is today, for me, if I were him, does not permit that I continue on the job. I would have just said ‘thank you Nigerians, sorry I’ve failed, but I can try another time but let another person try now’. But this is my personal opinion and it is not official. The NFF will still decide what they want to do with him,” Amodu added.