PORT HARCOURT – A sports philanthropist, Sobomabo Jackrich, on Thursday urged the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) to retain Stephen Keshi as the Super Eagles head coach.
Jackrich, who is the President of Kengema Unity Forum, a socio-cultural organisation, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that Keshi deserved to be retained because he improved the national team.
Jackrich, who sponsors grassroots football tournaments in Rivers, said as a Nigerian, Keshi had an edge over foreign technical advisers.
“Keshi remains the best option for Nigeria. He is a motivator. He motivates the players.
“You see happiness in them; that with him they can do better. We do not want a foreign coach at this point.
“What is bad when you have your own countryman as coach and who you can see at all times.
“Keshi has led our people and he has made us proud. And we believe that he can do better.“ Jackrich said that Keshi performed well with the Eagles at the Brazil World Cup and was unlucky not to have advanced into quarter final.
He expressed optimism that Keshi would achieve better results if given another chance, saying that the country was blessed with abundant talents. (NAN)