My Eagles are not gamblers, says Stephen Keshi

Coach Stephen Keshi has refuted claims by the National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom that his players were involved in an attempt to fix the international friendly between the Super Eagles and Scotland’s Tartan Terriers.
Super Eagles trio in London
An error from goalkeeper Ejide was the subject of contention after he spilled the ball into his own net, only to see the goal ruled out by referee Lee Probert for a foul by Grant Hanley. There was also an own goal by Azubuike Egwuekwe in the second half to add fire up the accusations of match fixing.

Reacting after the game, the Super Eagles gaffer showed his discontent with the accusation saying his players are not gamblers.

“We did talk about it because it’s something ridiculous, something that we don’t know where it’s coming from,“ a disenchanted Keshi told

“We’re not gamblers, we are football players. I don’t even know where that is coming from, we don’t know what happened, match-fixing or no match-fixing.

“This is the first time I’ve been a coach or been a player and the first time I’m hearing this, match-fixing. I don’t think it had anything to do with our build-up or the game,” he concluded.

Nigeria will face Greece and the United States of America in pre-World Cup games before heading to Brazil where they will be facing Argentina , Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F of their fifth outing in the global football shopwpiece.
Super Eagles trio in London