Super Eagles assistant coach, Daniel Amokachi has insisted that Stephen Keshi remains the coach of the Super Eagles, despite his present crisis with Nigeria Football Federation.
Keshi’s with the Super Eagles contract expires after the 2014 World Cup, although the tactician led the team throughout their failed AFCON qualifying games, where they finished third in Group A.
As the role of Stephen Keshi remains doubtful with the national team in 2015, Amokachi, who is preparing the side ahead of friendly matches against Sudan and Ivory Coast, has maintained that the coach is still very much in charge of the team.
Speaking with CoolFM on Friday, January 2, 2014 Amokachi said, “This is not my team I’m only sitting in for my boss, Stephen Keshi. I can;t betray him. He’s the boss and I’m only here to do a job as a coach,”
He also discussed the upcoming friendly matches, where a host of home-based players have been called up to action.
“These are players that we know, a lot of them we know and Keshi knows they are coming into the fold. And it’s always good to work with young players who want to learn and are willing to get to the next level and I think it’s a good start.”