Sunday, November 2, 2014
ORJI KALU SOMERSAULTS ON KESHI?
Icheoku says it is eerily strange that many a Nigerian do not have a core nor do they have any established ideological philosophy that serve as their guiding beacon. As a result they sway and swing on issues depending on what is popular and politically germane and expedient at the moment. Simply put, their decisions and positions on issues are usually prostitution(al) and you wonder the genuineness and sincerity of such circumstanced, fair-weather posturing. They lack forthrightness and they lack convictions; and their actions are not often good-purpose driven but derivatives therefrom. This is of the reason the country has remained in the vice hold of despicable persons, whose real intentions are usually masked and murky, and whose only real interest is the maximization of their exploitation of the comatose country and its people. Otherwise how does anyone make a head or tail of this dual opposites of Orji Kalu on the issue of then sacked and now reinstated Nigeria's Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi?
Just a few weeks ago precisely on October 23, 2014, Orji Kalu was lampooning Stephen Keshi for deservedly bringing about his ouster because of his stubbornness and failure to be a get-along team-player and all inclusive, listening coach? According to Orji Kalu,
“We need to go to East European countries like Serbia or a good football nation like France to get a foreign coach. He will be a Technical Adviser and then we have a Nigerian as the chief coach; I thought Keshi would have been extra ordinary and learn from others but it is unfortunate that he ended up like this. He was stubborn, and you cannot be stubborn in the national team because a tree does not make a forest. You must listen to other people’s opinions, that is very important. You cannot win if you are not a team. Shaibu Amodu is a very good coach who is a straight forward person and he always have a good rapport with his players. And most importantly he listens to people.”
Today, November 2, 2014, barely ten days after, the same Orji Kalu is now singing praises and kumbaya in adoration and admiration of Keshi and effusively thanking President Jonathan for bringing "HIS" Keshi back as coach of the national team Eagles? In his statement today, Orji Kalu said
"I salute Mr. President and NFF’s decision to return Keshi. It is timely considering the on going African Nations Cup qualifying matches.” The return of Ike Uche by Keshi shows that the national team is set for business. Keshi has been able to forget the past and he is now focusing on the future. I am indeed glad that Ike Uche is back on the field.”