6 Jul 2015

Keshi is the architect of his misfortune - Sani Toro

Former Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Alhaji Sani Ahmed Toro has slammed sacked coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi describing him as the architect of his own ‘misfortune’.

While reacting yesterday to the termination of the appointment of the former Super Eagles Coach, the former Bauchi State Commissioner of Sports blamed Keshi for not heeding to his (Toro) advise to resign during the heat of his failure to qualify Nigeria for the last Afcon 2015.
“I knew he was going to be messed up. He had the opportunity to resign, but failed to do so. He sought my advise when he couldn’t qualify for the Afcon 2015 and I advised him as somebody that worked under me ‘that if I were him, I will address the press and write to my employers thanking them for the opportunity they gave me to serve the nation and copy to the Presidency that I am done with the job and leave”.

“I knew Keshi when he was a player that he was very erratic and would cause his own problem. I didn’t expect him to do well when he was first given the Eagles’ job , but somehow, he was able to win the Nations Cup for us which is a credit to him. But when he could not qualify us, the honourable thing was for him to have resigned. That’s the price you pay when you are given a target and you don’t get it, you leave”, he said.
Alhaji Toro however advised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to get a substantive coach immediately to take charge of the Eagles remaining next Afcon qualification, saying that it would be disastrous for Nigeria not to qualify the second time for the African Cup of Nations.

Credit: Vanguard

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