The President General worldwide of Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr Rauf Ladipo has urged the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles Stephen Keshi to back to school to update his knowledge of the game.
Ladipo who was close to tears at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) secretariat in Abuja yesterday, told newsmen that it was a big shame that the Eagles are not anywhere near the ongoing action in Equatorial Guinea to defend it champion.
“The NFF should attack him, or attach himself to a very good team abroad it would help his football career, no matter how good he may be, by the time he go there and spend two to three months, he will be a better coach and by the time he comes back and impact it on the players it would go a long way in helping our team.
“It is now one is facing the reality of our not being in Equatorial Guinea, for me and my men it was a most painful missed. It is a big shame that we are not there.
“The NFF must take urgent steps to get Keshi to put pen on paper and if he (Keshi) is not comfortable with the pay cut the NFF is offering, then we should go for another coach now,” Ladipo said.
He noted that the country’s failure to qualify for the 2015 Nations Cup was clearly a fall out of the crisis rocking Nigerian football.
“I just hope those fighting for the soul of Nigerian football would sheath their swords this year and focus on the growth of the game. The crisis rocking our football has not helped us in anyway. We can’t continue to fight and destroy the game in the country,” Ladipo pleaded.
Peoples Daily Sports recalled that CAF has requested that national team coaches from its affiliated federations to acquire its coaching badges in order to be in tune with the dynamics of the game on the continent.