Lobi boss Dominic Iorfa has lampooned both the Super Eagles technical crew and the players for their technical deficiency and tactical indiscipline respectively in their 2013 Group C Africa Cup of Nations match against the Copper Bullets of Zambia and warns that they have to raise their game against the Walyas Antelopes of Ethiopia in Rustenburg.
Iorfa, a former international in an interview with Goal.com wondered why the Eagles bench chose to go for more goals with less than 10 minutes to the end of the tie with Zambia instead of strengthening both the defence and midfield rather than introducing strikers.
He suggested that Joseph Yobo should have been brought in to fortify the defence while Kenneth Omeruo should have been drafted to the full back and redeploy Ogenyi Onazi to the midfield in order to collectively safeguard the marginal goal lead instead of Keshi's preferred option.
"We ourselves to blame for ending our first two matches in draws when we should have grabbed maximum points conveniently. For the second game against Zambia, we had no business throwing caution to the wind with less than 10 minutes to the end of that encounter when a 1-0 result would have guaranteed 3 points.
"I will blame Keshi for his technical deficiency against Zambia. He brought on a striker for another departing striker," Iorfa starts.
He continued:" This is uncalled for when the introduction of either a midfield or defence should have been the most ideal. Do we need more goals when we are leading with less than 10 minutes remaining?
"I will not also spare the players too for their tactical indiscipline. They are professionals and should not be told certain rudiments of the game," an unhappy Iorfa told Goal.com.
Ahead of Tuesday's win or burst tie against Ethiopia, Iorfa charged Keshi and his hatchet men to go for the Walyas Antelopes jugular if they are to revive their chances of qualifying for the quarter finals.
He warned the Eagles against taking their Eastern African opponent for granted and adding that the players should play with more patriotism if they are win back the confidence of Nigerians amidst their insipid display in South Africa in their first two matches.