I will Quit If Nigeria Fails To Make 2012 AFCON-Keshi


Football is once again toiling with the emotions of Nigerian fanatic football fans as the Eagles are once again struggling with qualifying for the AFCON in South Africa.

Shortly after the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to the ‘Super Eagles’ camp in Abuja, ahead of the qualifying game against Liberia, the Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi said he will quit his job if he fails to qualify the country to next year’s African Cup of Nations.

It would be recalled that the Eagles failed to qualify for the 2012 Nations Cup and Samson Siasia was as a result sacked, when he failed to resign.

However Keshi has vowed he will not be asked should his team again fail at the hurdle to reach the Nations cup tournament proper.  According to him, “If I fail, I won’t wait to be asked to go.  I will throw in the towel and move on.

“But God forbid that we get to a stage where we do not qualify.  My boys are focused and I am sure they also want to be in South Africa after they failed to go to the last competition in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea,” said the Big Boss as he is fondly called.

Nigeria on Saturday played a 2-2 draw with Liberia in the first leg of the final round game for a place in the 2013 AFCON.  Super Eagles would need to win or get a goalless draw against Liberia in Calabar on October 11 to make South Africa come January.