Taye Taiwo Bombs Stephen Keshi Publicly, Calls Ex Coach Dirty
Days ago former Schalke 04 Chinedu Obasi dropped the bombshell that he was ousted from the Super Eagles for not paying a bribe.
While he did not name any names Taye Taiwo has now joined the accusations and has accused former Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi as being dirty and corrupt.
Records show that the former AC Milan defender managed just a single appearance under the late Keshi which was an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Rwanda in February 2012.
It was also the last of his 59 caps for Nigeria after a debut in 2004 and a career that saw him feature in three Afcon tournaments as well as the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa in which he scored a total of five goals across the board.
In a report now all over various news platforms Taiwo minced no words and claimed he dumped the three-time African champions because he does not want to be associated with dirty glory under Keshi.
“I am someone who doesn't want dirty glory and in my life, I have never been involved in what is not clean and that was why I packed my bags and left the Super Eagles,”
''I cannot work or stay where I see that is dirty because I am serving a clean God, and if I am in an area that is not clean, I will have to leave the place.
''When they appointed Stephen Keshi as coach, he was acting somehow in which I told myself that it was time for me to leave the Super Eagles.
''I packed my bags and I told my wife and family that I cannot be involved in dirty deals
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There is no doubt that these swirling accusation will tarnish the 48K gold image of the man Nigerians called the Big Boss and who won Afcon both as a player and coach, one of the two to accomplish this feat in Africa.
It is especially sad and vexing to many that these accusations were not made while Keshi was alive to defend himself.
Regardless, this is not the image Nigerian football needs.