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Eguavoen comes to Keshi’s defense

29 June 2015, 12:23

Abuja - Former Nigeria coach Austin Eguavoen has come to the defense of Stephen Keshi, with the current coach under fire for allegedly applying to coach the Elephants of Cote D’ Ivoire.

 Eguavoen, a former international teammate of Keshi’s, says the ‘Big Boss’ needs all the support he can get at the moment and says everybody needs to ‘come together and be positive minded’.

“We have to Keshi because he is the Super Eagles coach,” Eguavoen said.

“We have to give him the support and be positive minded for the sake of the team. I believe everybody needs to come together; the Nigeria Football Federation, the government, the fans and the media.

Also read: Keshi "highly honoured" to be shortlisted for Cote D'Ivoire job

“Everybody needs to come together and be positive minded and support our team,” Eguavoen added.

Eguavoen, who coached the Eagles between 2005 and 2007, also says Keshi must concentrate on the task ahead which is to qualify Nigeria for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

“He has to concentrate on the job now, which is to qualify the country to the next Africa Cup of Nations but like I said he will need all the support he can get and I hope he will get it,” Cerezo, as he’s fondly called, posited.

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