Four years after the death of former Nigerian football defender and manager, Stephen Keshi, a former player who plays as left-back for the Super Eagles, Taiye Taiwo, has made a shocking revelation on why he dumped the Nigerian Senior Football team.
According to the defender, the activities of the late coach was the main reason why he quit playing for the country after his last appearance in 2012 against Rwanda.
The 35-year-old told Goal that he left the Super Eagles due to dirty deals in which the late head coach is involved in.
The 35-year-old made his Super Eagles debut in 2004 and went on to play at three Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competitions and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The former AC Milan and QPR player alleged that his career with the Super Eagles was shortened due to Stephen Keshi’s uncleanness which he could not withstand.
The Goal quoted Taiye Taiwo saying, “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 can’t 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 a 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 can’t be involved in dirty deals.”
Taiwo’s declaration comes in the wake of the latest controversy in the Super Eagles after former Schalke 04 forward, Chinedu Obasi, disclosed that he was dropped from Keshi’s team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil because he refused to pay a bribe.
Meanwhile, Manchester United Striker, Odion Ighalo has earlier spoken about hopes of coming back to the Super Eagles as requested by many football lovers in Nigeria.