The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) boss, Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that Keshi was reappointed as Super Eagles coach because the organisation lack the resources to appoint top-notch foreign coaches.
Speaking on the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme, the NFF President said, “We made no mistake in re-appointing Keshi. In his first term, Keshi did a lot to encourage the boys in the domestic League, and the boy who scored our winning goal at the Africa Cup of Nations, Sunday Mba, was playing in the domestic scene.
“We don’t live in the clouds. If we wanted a foreign Coach, we
would probably go for someone in the class of Jose Mourinho or
Arsene Wenger. We don’t have that money presently and we don’t want to be owing our coach.”
“In the past, we played matches blindly. We didn’t know enough about our opponents and we didn’t even know enough about our own players – their strengths and weaknesses. If we had the ProZone match preparation software before now, we probably would have beaten France and reached the quarter finals of last year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.”