Former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh says Stephen Keshi should shoulder the blame for Nigeria’s failure to qualify for next year’s AFCON in Equatorial Guinea.
Oliseh, writing in his blog, faulted Keshi’s constant line-up changes and failure to settle on his best eleven players, a situation he claimed made them not play as a team.
”The uncoordinated way in which Super Eagles play, which triggered our recent elimination, is borne out of the fact that there were too much line-up changes,” he wrote.
“When you lack ‘raw’ quality in your team, you advocate and build success via team work, team play and a regular team to compensate for what you lack in individual quality.”
He also lashed out at Keshi’s poor handling of his critics, citing not all who criticise the out of contract Super Eagles coach are interested in his job.
“It is a crime to air your opinion, give advice or suggestions on how to better the Super Eagles without the handlers throwing insults at you or crying out that you seek their job,” he added.
“They probably do this because they got the job by back stabbing; hence they fail to understand that not everyone needs or wants to coach the Super Eagles.”
The outspoken Ex Juventus man, who is a licensed UEFA grade A coach, continued by saying Keshi and his technical crew lack the proper qualification requirements to lead a team like the Super Eagles, and that also means they were unable to achieve success in the long haul even though they won the AFCON 2013.
“Most of us played football as kids; we all have an opinion or idea about football. This, however, leads some to think they are experts. This is not only wrong, but dangerous,” he continued.
“Should you want to be a top coach, you have to study and get yourself certified and even then you are not guaranteed success.
“Spain’s Football Federation recently banned Real Madrid’s second-team coach, Zinedine Zidane, from coaching because he doesn’t have the right qualifications.
“If they can ban such a legend from coaching the second division, why should we hand over our national teams and first division clubs to people who just attended two-week seminars and pretend to be qualified?”