Following the botched flying test of the super Eagles of Nigeria in the ongoing FIFA World Cup Tournament, Brazil 2014, the Nigerian Super eagles Coach has made an announcement of retiring from active sports.
As the Big Boss, as Stephen Keshi calls it a day on his career as Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, it’s time to make the clarion call to say “let’s show some respect to Nigeria’s most outstanding football product”.
The Man Stephen Keshi
Stephen Keshi’s place in Nigeria’s soccer hall of fame is assured. As Nigeria’s most influential National Team Captain, Stephen Keshi, is said to be the one who pioneered the tradition of professional soccer outside the shores of Nigeria when he joined the Ivorian club side, Africa Sports of Abidjan…and from there he moved into Europe, and opened the door for others.
Stephen Keshi ended his playing career in the United States of America with Sacramento Scorpions.
Stephen Keshi had a glorious career as a footballer and led Nigeria as Captain to our Africa Nations Cup glory in 1994. He captained the Super Eagles in our first ever World Cup appearance at USA 94.
His career as a coach has been outstanding and today, he stands tall as one of Africa’s most successful coaches with stints as Head Coach of Togo, Mali and Nigeria.
He remains the second ever man to lift the Nations Cup as Captain and Coach.
Football has been good to the man who hails from Illah, Delta State. From his days as Captain of the St. Finbarr’s school team in Lagos to his local playing career with New Nigeria Bank FC of Benin, Stephen Keshi has always stood out.
Today, he leaves as Nigeria’s most successful Coach. One thing is sure, it won’t be long and Stephen Keshi would be back to top flight coaching.
So long, the BIG BOSS and thank you for your services to our country….and our football!