By Jessica Amadi

Former
Flying Eagles coach, John Obuh has countered the criticisms of Nigerians towards
the Super Eagles following their exit at the World Cup in Brazil at the
knockout stage.

The
Eagles were eliminated by France 2-0 in the World Cup 2nd round, but Obuh still
believes the Super Eagles put up a good performance and should be respected for
what they did for the country.
“I
think those people that are saying that the performance of the Super Eagles is
poor are very ungrateful and am sure such people are even failures in their own
fields because they don’t know what football is all about,” Obuh said.
“It’s
very unfortunate. We really have to encourage our own. It’s unfortunate that
most at times we don’t want to go back to the genesis of why we failed,” He
added.
Obuh
also lamented on the delay in renewing Stephen Keshi’s contract.
“The
problem we have is because we don’t respect contracts.
“It’s
because they know us. We are Nigerians, we don’t respect contracts and because
we don’t respect contracts its always very difficult for you as a Nigerian to
do the best you can that will be seen as a good job.

“So in this case, if they cannot respect Keshi at that level, well it means that
there’s nobody that they can respect,” John Obuh told naijafootball247.com
Stephen
Keshi told his players after the loss to France that he may have seen his last
game in charge of the Eagles as his contract had not been renewed.
However,
reports suggest that he has been in talks with the Sports Minister, Tammy
Danagogo on a renewal of terms.

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