Keshi responded in an interview with Nigerian Sports daily, Sports Day to Amodu Shaibu, Garba Lawal and other football authorities that have called for his resignation.
I want to be left alone - Keshi warns Amodu, Garba Lawal, others
Keshi insists that he is Nigeria's coach, describes critics as failures of the past
Amodu on Wednesday was quoted in local media saying: ‘’As a coach, you are as good as your last game,’’ the former coach said, specifically stating that ‘’He (Keshi) should decide whether he has a reputation; if he has a reputation, he should resign, if he does not, let him stay like a beggar.’’
The news spread through the media that 52 year-old Keshi replied on Thursday saying describing the critics as past failure that did not succeed in their handlings of the national team at one time.
‘’I really don’t know what some people want from me, If I say I don’t want to work with Nigeria again they raise alarm, when I say I want the job on certain terms, they also raise alarm.
‘’I think we should just wait and see because by the special grace of God, I have paid my dues in Nigerian football and will prefer to be left alone.
‘’If I was a foreign coach, anything I want would have been given but I worked without an official car but for Dr Mike Adenuga, no driver; even to travel to see my family, which is in the contract, I pick the bills myself,’’ Keshi said expressly. ‘’Nigerians will come to know the truth of why we did not qualify for the 2015 Nations Cup someday but I want to be left alone,’’ he added.
The two time AFCON winner went ahead to sue for peace in Nigerian football, advising opposing voices to let down their knives.
‘’No coach wants to work in an environment where the people you are working with are out with their all the time to put you down because they want to control your ideas, some of us cannot work in such environment.
‘’Everybody can say what they want but the truth is constant and it will come out at some point, whether Keshi is the coach of Nigeria or not.’’
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