Super Eagles gaffer Stephen Keshi has reiterated for the upteeth time his disgust at foreign coaches and has stressed for the return of his sacked assistant, Silvanus Okpala.

However, the chances of Okpala returning are meagre, as NFF president Aminu Maigari has ruled out the possibility.

Meanwhile, NFF president, Aminu Maigari said Okpala’s dismissal is “nothing personal” and at the same time, emphasising the availability of a plethora of competent coaching talents in the country.

“Okpala was disengaged. He is not the first coach to be disengaged. Why should he be recalled?” Maigari told newsmen during an interview session in South Africa.

“Nigeria is such a big country, blessed with a lot of talents. There are so many competent coaches in this country. It is nothing personal.”

An inside source from the Nigeria Football Federation chambers revealed that Keshi was given the chance to pick any foreign coach of his choice to assist him, but the 52-year-old refused and instead, asked for his former assistant, Sylvanus Okpala, to be re-appointed.


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