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Bonfrere Jo welcomes Keshi’s sack

07 July 2015, 13:07

Lagos - Former Super Eagles coach Bonfrere Jo has welcomed the sack of Stephen Keshi as the Super Eagles coach, and claims Nigeria never achieved much under the ‘Big Boss’.

The Atlanta ’96 Olympic Gold winning coach said Keshi’s sack was long overdue, adding that Nigerian football went downhill under the former Nigeria captain.

Also read: Keshi speaks, says focus should now be on Amodu

“Stephen Keshi should have been sacked some years ago,” Bonfrere told a local radio station, “He should have been sacked as the boss of the national team because Nigerian football did not improve while he was the coach,” the Dutchman claimed.

“I would say Nigerian football went down and down and nobody had respect anymore for Nigerian football,” Bonfrere said.

69-year old Bonfrere, who also led the Super Eagles to a second place finish at the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations, has advised the NFF to hire a coach that knows African football very well and can perform at the world stage.

“They will have to take another coach, like they have done many times, which will go to a great tournament and has a great sense of African football and he will do it and they will see what they have lacked,” he said.

Meanwhile, the NFF have said they will name a new coach within the next one week or two.

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