16 February 2013

Nigeria: Delta Names Stadium After Keshi

Delta State has renamed the Asaba Stadium Stephen Keshi's Stadium and also rewarded the coach with N8 Million and a duplex. Keshi's assistants, Daniel Amokachi, Sylavnus Okpalla, and Ike Shorunmu got N4million each while each, player gets N 2.5million cash.

Meanwhile, former and current Warri wolves players on the team, like Sunday Mba, Chigozie Agbim, Azuibike Egweke, and Brown Ideye, got N5million each.

Former Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu has congratulated Coach Stephen Keshi and his technical crew for his team's victorious outing at the just concluded 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in South Africa.

Coach Stephen Keshi's squad claimed Nigeria's third AFCON title on Sunday after a 1-0 win over their West Africa's rival, Burkina Faso following a first half goal scored by home boy, Sunday Mba which ended the country's 19-year long of waiting to conquer the continent.

The wonderful display of soccer by the Super Eagles throughout the tournament, according to Amodu who guided the team to third place two times in the tournament in 2002 and 2010, deserve commendation.

Speaking exclusively to LEADERSHIP WEEKEND Sports, he said he is happy that Keshi has returned the nation to the summit of African football after 19 years. "As a Nigerian, I am happy that we won. This is a big boost for Nigerian football.

"I salute the players and coaches for their gallant display and show of commitment."

But he declined to comment on the purported resignation of Stephen Keshi after leading the team to a glorious outing. "I have not spoke to anybody since the team won and you should be happy that I reply you. So I would not speak more than this," he said.

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