Former Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Dr Amos Adamu, has risen in defense of out of contract Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi over Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The ex-international has continued to get knocks over the absence of Nigeria at the ongoing competition holding in Equatorial Guinea but Adamu reckons that Keshi should not carry the blame for the AFCON miss.
Notable football administrators, coaches, ex-internationals and football analysts have been hitting hard at the former Super Eagles captain, blaming him for the failure of the Eagles to make it to the 2015 AFCON.
While defending the ex -Togo and Mali national team handler, the former FIFA/CAF chief disagreed with those lambasting Keshi that he was responsible for the inability of the Eagles to take part in the ongoing AFCON. He argued that so many other factors were responsible for the Eagles’ failure.
‘’You are talking about Keshi being the cause of the failure of the Eagles to qualify, when there was problem in the football house.
‘’How do you play a game when you don’t know who is in charge of the football house? These are issues that bring distractions into a team and do not allow players to concentrate fully,’’ said the one time sole administrator of the then Nigeria Football Association (NFA).