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World Cup: Onigbinde advises Keshi to remain focused


LAGOS – A former Super Eagles Coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, on Wednesday advised the team’s coach, Stephen Keshi, to remain steadfast and committed to their success at the 2014 World Cup.

The Mundial is scheduled for Brazil from June 12 to July 13.

Onigbinde told NAN in Lagos that he condemned the frosty relationship between Keshi and the Nigeria Football Association (NFA).

“The issue is that some people in NFA are not comfortable with Keshi leading the country to its fifth appearance at the World Cup.

“You can’t have it all rosy when handling a huge national assignment like the World Cup.

“Although, they are your employers, you owe Nigerians a duty to do well in Brazil,” he said.

The former national team coach said that it was unfortunate that were plans by some people to put their personal interests above national interest.

“The issue at hand is a national one and should be treated with utmost good fate devoid of self-serving,” Onigbinde said.

The Modakeke high chief, who asked Keshi to handle the situation with maturity, refused to comment on the issue of appointing a foreign assistant for the team. (NAN)

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