STEPHEN KESHI SAYS THAT HE CAN STILL LEAVE THE NIGERIAN TEAM WITH OR WITHOUT MAKING IT TO AFCON 2015
As Nigeria prepares for the do-or-die cracker against the Red Devils of Congo this Saturday, Nigerian coach, Stephen Keshi has spoken out in terms of his stay with the national team.
Keshi who is yet to be offered a new contract since the Brazil 2014 World Cup ended is not perplexed with the state of uncertainty in his job.
He said he is focused on the task at hand and hinted that he may and may not leave the Super Eagles despite them qualifying or not.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Keshi said: “I don’t think it is proper to say my fate is tied to this job. My concern right now is the game against Congo, and not whether I will stay with the team after the match against Congo or South Africa.
“I think you all need to stop this because my destiny is not tied to Nigeria. It is wrong to say my destiny is tied here because this country is bigger than any individual. If I am not the Super Eagles head coach today, my life will still go on. Also there are other places where I can go if I stopped being the coach of this country.
“But right now, I have a job to do and that is to ensure that the team qualifies for the Nations Cup. God forbid if we don’t qualify what will happen? It will not only affect Stephen Keshi, it will also affect you and every other Nigerian who love this sport. So I think this is not about Stephen Keshi but about Nigeria. All I want from my countrymen is to pray for the team and not me because I am just one man.”