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African Football Needs Keshi, Konadu Praises Nigerian Tactician

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Despite watching his team defeat the Nigerian home based team yesterday in Bloemfontein on Wednesday, Coach Maxwell Konadu of Ghana told journalists that Nigeria’s defeat to his side in the Semi final of the ongoing CHAN takes nothing away from Stephen Keshi’s reputation.

“I do not think this game will change his status in Africa. I know Nigerians are behind him. They all respect him and what he has done with the local team. We know how African football is and I had said that he (Keshi) is the kind of man we need in African football. We all follow his steps and we are all learning from him as well. This is just but one match, I do not think, the outcome has changed his status,’’ he said.

Speaking to NAN, Keshi praised his player despite the loss:

“This team has only been together for about six weeks. I am beginning to fall in love with them. And I know if I stay six months with them, they will become what I want them to be. I salute them for what they did for Nigeria and for themselves. They have been able to express themselves.”

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