Johannesburg - Stephen Keshi believes South Africa's decision to retain Bafana Bafana coach, Gordon Igesund, after AFCON 2013 is a lesson for for Africa on continuity and development and a vote for African coaches.
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According to the supersport.com website, Keshi caused a stir during the Nations cup when he criticised African federations for their tendency to always employ low quality but highly paid expatraite coaches to the detriment of African coaches. He would go on to win the Nations Cup with Nigeria over teams coached by European coaches
"I thought he's doing a great Job. His message is getting there. you know it's not easy. He was appointed about seven months ago and his team only lost narrowly on penalties to Mali," Keshi explained.
Gordon is doing a great Job and I am happy they retained him after AFCON. He really got his team playing some sweet flowing football and I really enjoyed their pressing game."
"The South African Football Association (SAFA) has shown a good example and they will reap their rewards in due course" Keshi and Gordon Igesund met up in the lobby of the Southern Sun Elangeni and they both embraced and exchanged some really friendly banters and you could sense the deep mutual respect ahead of their epic battle on Wednesday night.