The stakeholders, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Enugu, said the second tenure was a chance for Keshi to show how good he is.
Team Co-ordinator of Crime Busters Football Club of Enugu, Ebere Amaraizu, expressed happiness the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) found Keshi worthy of a second chance amidst controversies trailing his appointment.
“He should dwell more on youth development to raise a Super Eagles that will stand the test of time, a team devoid of acrimony and sentiment but of good performance,’’ he said.
In his contribution, a former Coach of Rangers International FC, John Obuh, said the appointment of Keshi was good for the team because they needed continuity.
“Thank God Nigeria has been able to settle down and the two parties, the NFA and the coach, need to work together to achieve their aim of taking the country’s football to a higher height.
“Keshi deserves the second tenure considering his achievement in 2013, when he achieved so much within the short period he was at the helm of the Eagles’ affairs,’’ he said.
Another stakeholder, the Enugu State Director of Sports, John Eli, however said Keshi’s re-appointment as the national coach was not a totally good idea by the NFA.
“A coach is as good as his last game. Keshi won the 2013 AFCON for the country no doubt, but he failed to lead the team to qualification for the next edition.
“However, he may prove himself this time around. But there is need for the NFA to keep a check on the technical team, players and their programme.
“As for grooming young and viable players, Keshi is good at that. He has done it before, with Togo and Mali, and won the 2013 AFCON for Nigeria and he can do it again,’’ Eli said.
He however said all hands should be on deck to ensure that the employer and the employee succeed in helping Nigeria qualify for the 2017 AFCON and other future tournaments.(NAN)
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