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