Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi has said he does not want to be compared with his Zambian counterpart, Herve Renard. Renard on Sunday led the Chipolopolo of Zambia to their first Africa Cup of Nations title, and Keshi does want to be put in direct comparison with the Frenchman or his achievement.
“No, I’m Stephen Keshi, I’m no Herve Renard,” began Keshi in an interview with SuperSport on Tuesday.
“Zambia’s achievement is big and I must say it comes on the back of a lot of planning and hard work by that country as well as patience from their fans.
“That (Zambian) team have been together for about three to four years. We are in the process of building here (in Nigeria) and it will be out of place to start comparing myself or this team to Zambia or their coach.”
Keshi, 50, also pointed out that Nigeria have a penchant of producing talents which has led to having a huge base of players in Europe and other parts of the world.
He added that the Zambians, unlike Nigeria, relied on their best men on the continent to win their first African title against all odds.
“For Nigeria, it’s a different ball game because you have a large pool of players to pick from within and outside of the country. The 1994 team, which I was part of, became a hit because it was built over a period of four to five years. Honestly, we can no longer succeed through shortcuts, as we need a long-term plan to build a formidable team for this nation.
“When you compare the number of players abroad between Nigeria and Zambia you will realise the huge disparity between both. Zambia decided to stick to a plan by bringing together their best players on the continent and it paid off in the long run.”
Source: Complete sports
Tinubu: Why Would I Deploy Soldiers At Tollgate And Fail To Protect TVC, The Nation?
A National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has denied being involved in the shooting of protesters in Lagos state.
The former Governor of Lagos State stated this in a statement titled, ‘The #EndSARS protests; a fundamental lesson in democratic governance.’
Recall that on Wednesday, an angry mob attacked Television Continental and The Nation newspaper, which are both linked to the APC National Leader following the shooting of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers on Tuesday night.
Tinubu who confirmed that he is an investor in TVC and The Nation denied being a part investor in the Lekki Toll Gate.
He expressed that he could not have deployed the soldiers to quell the protest and fail to protect his investments — TVC and The Nation newspaper.
“There is no rationale that can adequately explain why I would order soldiers to repel peaceful protesters from the toll gate where I have no financial interest, yet, choose to do nothing to protect my investments in The Nation and TVC,” he said.
I Am Avoiding Debates Over Lekki Toll gate Incident Until All Facts Are Established – Buhari
Recall that Buhari left many Nigerians disappointed after his speech on Thursday night when he failed to recognise protesters who have died at the hands of security operatives.
However, in a communique on Sunday by his special media aide, Mr. Garba Shehu, the President revealed why he didn’t talk about the incident.
He stated that he is avoiding getting into any debates until all facts are established.
He also has asked parents and guardians not to encourage their children and wards to partake in the ongoing nationwide looting, destruction of property.
“Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way, wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home,” the President said.
He also expressed assurance that all peaceful protesters who lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests will get justice.
He, however, expressed confidence that the panel of inquiry set up by Lagos State will assist in clarifying the circumstances and get justice for all those affected not just by the Lekki toll gate incident but the #EndSARS protest in general as well as all other cases of police brutality.
#EndSARS: Kwara Govt Relaxes Curfew
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq on Sunday evening relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Ilorin metropolis following the return of calm to the affected areas.
The curfew will now be observed between 6 p.m and 8 a.m daily until further notice.
This decision came after the Governor held a security council meeting with heads of the security agencies in the state.
This was announced in a statement in Ilorin, by the spokesman of the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.
He, however, stated that the government will continue to review the situation and take decisions that are in the best interest of the state.
The government had imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ilorin metropolis following last Friday’s wanton looting and destruction of public and private facilities in the State capital under the guise of End SARS protests allegedly hijacked by hoodlums.
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