Ex-international, Victor Ikpeba was among the galaxy of stars who witnessed Delta FA Chairman Melvin Amaju Pinnick enthroned as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation.
Ikpeba was happy with the decision of the delegates to vote a young man who loves challenges, a young man who could bring corporate organisations to support football, a man whose passion for football knows no bounds. But above everything, Ikpeba looked beyond the elections and raised alarm that coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi was stifling the Super Eagles.
‘’For how long will Keshi build the Eagles?’’, he asked and waited for no answer. ‘’He has been building this team since 2012 and still wants to continue building in 2014. No. What type of builder is he? His success in South Africa where he won the Nations Cup was a collective effort’’.
He has placed us on the hard corner of qualification for the Nations Cup in Morocco. While Nigerians are gritting about their chances, he has invited rookies for the must win matches against Sudan. Keshi needs to ask himself questions. He should be a critic unto himself.
He is either blaming the players or attacking even ex-internationals who criticize him.
He has invited rookies to the national team. He is busy excluding the best players because of his personal interest. My brother, Keshi has lost it’’, Ikpeba said.