Coach Stephen Keshi has alleged there is a gang-up against him not to succeed as Nigeria face elimination from next year’s AFCON in Morocco.
The African champions are rooted to the bottom of Group A with a single point after three rounds of matches in the qualifying tournament for Morocco 2015. They must now have to win their remaining three matches and hope other results in the group go their way if they were to qualify for the championship.
“There is a sabotage by some people, who I won’t mention their names but who know themselves. They want to run this team down,” blasted a bitter Keshi, who has only won a game in his last 11 matches. “Some people are ready to sell this country for a dime. They want to sabotage the Super Eagles.
“It’s a shame. They don’t want this team to get to the AFCON, they want this team to lose outright. But they are not God. “And this is not Keshi’s team. This is a national team. Keshi is a professional coach and after this (assignment), he will get another job elsewhere.”
Nigeria host Sudan, who are now third in the standings with three points, in a reverse fixture on Wednesday in Abuja. Next month, they then travel to second-placed Congo before they welcome Group A leaders South Africa to round up the qualifiers.