Showing posts with label Keshi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Keshi. Show all posts

Monday, June 30, 2014

Yobo: It wasn’t our day; Keshi: We didn’t play to lose

Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa and France’s Mathieu Debuchy vie for the ball in Brasilia.
We are still a young team – MosesSuper Eagles playmaker, Victor Moses  praised the team’s achievement in the ongoing World Cup. After losing 2-0 to France yesterday he said,”I thought we did well today.
“We started very well. We were organised. We got a goal which would have given us more confidence but was disallowed.
Keshi: We didn’t play to lose
We were good individually. It will get better, we are still a young squad.”

Drop Mikel now, keep Yobo- Fans to Keshi

If Stephen Keshi will listen to the fans of the Super Eagles, Chelsea star and Nigeria midfield’s maestro, John Mikel Obi will watch today’s match against France from the bench.
MIKEL-DROPIn a recent poll conducted by Vanguard online, on ‘ Should Keshi drop Mikel from the starting XI’, approximately 53 percent of participants want Mikel to be withdrawn from the starting XI while 47 percent wanted the man that was hailed as Nigeria’s best during the Confederation Cup in Brazil to start the game. Mikel was voted The Man of The Match in Nigeria first match at Brazil 2014 against Iran with credit for over 94 passes during the encounter.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I’m excited to break winless jinx –Keshi

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi says he is excited to lead the team to break their 16-year winless jinx at the World Cup.
Nigeria last won at the World Cup in 1998 when they defeated Bulgaria 1-0 in a group game in France.
Keshi, who led Nigeria to a 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday, said that breaking the jinx was the high point of the game, saying he was excited by its outcome.
“What gave me excitement after the game was the fact that Nigeria finally won again at the World Cup. I am excited to be part of this great team that changed things after a very long wait. It is indeed delightful,” Keshi, who led the team to victory at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, said.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Coach Stephen Keshi To Nigerians: I'm not God

Nigerians dreaming about the likely defeat of Bosnia Herzegovina in Saturday’s 2014 Brazil World Cup game against the Super Eagles in Cuiaba should do so with plenty of caution.
Eagles chief coach Stephen Keshi stunned his audience at the post-match conference in Curitiba on Monday night when he stated categorically that he couldn’t guarantee anyone his team’s ability to beat their Bosnian counterparts insisting that: ”I’m not God to tell you with all conviction that the Super Eagles will beat Bosnia on Saturday.”

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Why Nigeria Could Not Defeat Iran – Keshi Opens up

The Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi has revealed why the team, yesterday, June 17 ended up with a goalless draw with Iran in their first match at the on-going FIFA World Cup in Brazil. 
Stephen Keshi told FIFA.COM that he blamed their performance on lack of inspiration.
He said: 

"We played very well in the first half. The forwards were very active and they had a couple of chances to score, though we couldn't put them away. We lost our shape in the second half," he said. "I felt we could have won the game but we were lacking a bit of inspiration on the pitch."

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Great mistake ? World Cup - Keshi picks Yobo, drops Mba, Uzoenyi

After hours of waiting on Monday, Stephen Keshi released the final World Cup list at midnight. And as the drama and suspense that preceded the release, the list also came with some surprises.
Joseph Yobo will play in his third FIFA World Cup finals and have opportunity to become Nigeria’s first-ever century — international after he was named in the African champions’ final list of 23 for Brazil 2014 but African Nations Championship Most Valuable Player, Ejike Uzoenyi and AFCON winner, Sunday Mba failed to make the final cut. Gabriel Rueben and Babatunde Michael made the list.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Revealed: Keshi, NFF lied to Nigerians

Via Vanguardngr 
Stephen Keshi was the first to step out of the meeting with the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation Tuesday.

He told the press that he had submitted a provisional list for the 2014 Brazil World Cup to the committee.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Kanu Rallies Support For Super Eagles Coach; Keshi

Kanu Nwankwo has called for support for Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi from Nigerians for him to excel.
Touted as one of Nigeria’s football legends, Kanu made this comments after the Super Eagles encounter with the Harambee Stars of Kenya last weekend, a game that ended in a 1-1 draw.
He said the Eagles did well against Kenya as the boys did well enough to get a draw out of a game that was almost lost and also the pressure was on the Super Eagles and not Kenya.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You Have My Full Support, Pres. Jonathan Tells Keshi

What looked like a replay of defining moment of the Westerhof era when some sports administrators in the country were bent in frustrating him, happened yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja when President Goodluck Jonathan assured Keshi of his full support.
Westerhof was reported to have complained to IBB when he had opportunity to meet with the former head of state that ‘the boys’ at the NFF would not allow him to work due to their unnecessary interferences. This, it was gathered made IBB to give the former Eagles handler direct access to the presidency for every assistance he needed to discharge his duties. Some close watchers of the unfolding event during and after the Afcon 2013 were of the opinion that this was what Coach Keshi had planned to achieve with his purported resignation – to have direct access to the presidency.

NFF pressured Keshi to accept foreign boss —Mark

Coach Stephen Keshi resignation saga is throwing up more facts as the Senate President David Mark on Tuesday revealed that the Nigeria Football Federation had pressured him into signing a fresh clause to his contract that would have placed a new foreign technical adviser above him.Mark made the revelation in Abuja while addressing the Senate on his trip to Africa Nations Cup and the crisis that hit the Nigeria camp immediately after winning the trophy on Sunday.
President of the Senate said that he spoke to Keshi on the phone on Tuesday morning and confirmed that the coach had actually resigned, and cited reasons of interference for his decision.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

After Presidential Intervention, Keshi Withdraws His Resignation

The Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, who had resigned his appointment immediately after his team emerged victorious in the AFCoN finals on Sunday the 10th of February against Burkina Faso has been persuaded by the presidency to withdraw his resignation while the authorities look into his dispute with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

This much was disclosed by a source in the presidency who said The official said “Yes, it is very true that Keshi resigned his position as coach of the Eagles. That he confirmed to us. It was quite alarming given the complaints he brought up. There were a lot on things going on that the nation didn’t know.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Stephen Keshi Reportedly Resigns As Super Eagles Coach

According to reports Nigerian coach, Stephen Keshi, who less than 24 hours ago, led the Super Eagles to victory in the Africa Cup of Nations, has resigned as coach of the national team.
According to SuperSport presenter, Robert Marawa, who revealed the information on Twitter, ‘The Big Boss’ confirmed his departure from the post, in an interview with a radio station in South Africa.
The Nigerian coach has submitted his resignation to the Nigerian Football Federation, after a dramatic falling out with the federation.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

No regret dropping Osaze, others – Keshi •Says 1994 squad better

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has said that he does not need all the good players in Nigeria to build a strong team and as such does not regret leaving out any player for the African cup. Keshi dropped West Bromwich striker Osaze Odemwingie and Levante top scorer Obafemi Martins and kept faith in many players who had not appeared in any major international tournament at the senior level – some of them were picked from the Nigerian league.
The coach said most Nigerians did not understand why he dropped the players, noting that the present team has performed excellently without the players he rejected.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Nigerians are too impatient –Keshi •Eagles grab $15,000 each

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi basking in the euphoria of a big victory over Africa Nations Cup favourites, Cote d’Ivoire has blasted Nigerians. Keshi who said that his team did not enjoy the needed support before the Eagles game against Elephants on Sunday carpeted the fans for their lack of patience.
Against all odds and bookmakers rating, Nigeria reached the semi-finals of the Nations Cup after beating the Ivorians 2-1 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg.
Keshi said, “I thank the players, Nigerians and all those who criticised the team. They all contributed to the victory we had today. The big challenge we have is that Nigerians do not believe in the home-based players but I do. I believe if they are given the opportunity they’ll play much better. The problem is that in Nigeria, where I come from, we’re not patient with the home-based players.”


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