Former goalkeeper coach to the super eagles Ike Shorunmu, has reacted to Chinedu Obasi comments about Stephen Keshi.
Obasi few days ago claimed Keshi was involved in some dirty deals Including taking bribes from players but Shorunmu, has insisted that Obasi’s
allegations hold no water because he has not provided documentary evidence.
Shorunmu has suggested that the former Schalke 04 man wasn’t selected because he was injured in the lead
up to the tournament in Brazil, which is hard to believe because he was in action for the Bundesliga side in their
last eleven league games of the 2013-2014 season.
“It is unfortunate for Chinedu Obasi to mention this kind of a thing this period because how long now, it’s about
six years ago,” Shorunmu said.
“For him to come out right now to say he was forced to bribe for him to be with the team in 2014, it’s a pity that
we lost Stephen Keshi because he’s the main man in the team, does it mean that his assistants don’t know what
is going on.
“For Obasi to mention it now it is too late. Assuming it is six months or before the World Cup, everybody can
testify, the NFF bosses can verify the allegations that he’s making now.
“Probably due to the pressure he is passing through now, that’s why he mentioned they told hm to bribe for
him to come into the team.
“Meanwhile, you should not forget that he was injured that period. I don’t think that kind of thing happened but if it happened years back not now.”
Shorunmu had a remarkable playing career with the Super Eagles and was the country’s first choice goalie at
the 2002 World Cup but narrowly missed out on the 1994 edition, something which he took in good faith.