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Published On: Mon, Oct 6th, 2014

Ipaye wants Keshi to continue as Eagles’ coach

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Ex-Nigeria international, Wasiu Ipaye, who is the current coach of Nigeria National League side, First Bank FC of Lagos has advice the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to offer Super Eagles coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi a new contract to continue with the team.

The former Eagles player, Wasiu who was at the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations tagged Algiers 90’said that it’s of no use at this stage for Nigeria to change coach insisting that all the country needs now is continuity.

The new board of the NFF led by Amajau Pinnick are expected to decide on the way forward on Wednesday October 8, as regards Keshi’s future but the Eagles gaffer who won the Africa Cup of Nations as a player in 1994 and as a coach in 2013 is out of contract but will lead the the Super Eagles in an AFCON qualifier against Sudan.

“We don’t need to be changing coaches as if we are changing clothes. We don’t need that at this point,” Ipaye exclaimed.

“What we need now is continuity. The ‘big boss’ isn’t doing badly. Why do we need a new coach? Ipaye asked.

“If a new coach is brought in then that means we are starting afresh,”

First Bank FC are one of the strong contenders in the Nigeria National League (NNL)   Group B to secure one of the two Premier League ticket and Wasiu Ipaye said he is focused on finishing the race strongly and also bring Premier League football back to Lagos.

‘I do rate my team, First Bank FC high, we are currently in the third position on the log and the focus and target to secure promotion is still very much intact. The dream to bring Premier League football to Lagos is still active,”Ipaye stated.

With three matches left in the NNL, the league board have suspended the league to attend to pending issues and all the participating teams now have even much more time to prepare but the last three games remain important to Ipaye’s First Bank FC.

“We have two home games, one of which is a derby against City of David United FC (COD Utd FC) and Ekiti United while our last game is away to Go Round FC.

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