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Oops! Keshi resigns & Yobo quit Super Eagles…blame Enyeama!

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has resigned his appointment
after leading the team to the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Speaking
after the Eagles were eliminated by France in the round of 16 match in
Brasilia, Monday, the Delta State-born tactician said it was time to
move on after leading his country’s national team to the Africa Nations
Cup trophy last year and the ongoing World Cup in Brazil.
“I have to go back to my family and face fresh challenges,” Keshi said.
Similarly,
Super Eagles Captain, Yobo Joseph said he has had enough and can go no
further as national team player. “I think I should give the younger ones
the opportunity to forge ahead. I have nothing new to offer.
Meanwhile, Goal.com is reporting that Stephen Keshi believes that Vincent Enyeama cost Nigeria their World Cup
progress with his blunder in their 2-0 last-16 defeat by France.
The goalkeeper pulled off some fine saves to keep Les
Bleus at bay but made a fatal error with 11 minutes left, failing to
clear a corner which allowed Paul Pogba to put Didier Deschamps’s men
into the lead.
Keshi
admitted that Enyeama’s error had handed the game to France and hinted
that some of his players had taken their eye off the ball.
“Enyeama
had to make a decision and I don’t know why he went for it like that,”
he told reporters. “It’s his call and it cost us. It was a big moment.
“I
don’t know why African teams don’t go further. If I were out there on
the pitch, I would never want to go home. Probably some of the players
are not focused enough. We will have to review this.”

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