Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagles coach, has claimed that there is a gang-up against him and the Super Eagles not to succeed in their quest to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in Morocco next January.
The African champions have just one point after three rounds of matches and are placed last in Group A, behind South Africa (seven points), Congo (six), and Sudan (three).
Keshi, whose team has won just once in their last 11 games, now says there is a grand conspiracy against him and his players.
“It’s a shame that some people are sabotaging this team; some people want us to fail but they are not God,” he told Brila FM.
“This was the same team we used to prosecute the World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers, the same team we used to win the Nations Cup. Ninety per cent of those boys are still here, so why is this happening?
“I know some people don’t want us to qualify for the Nations Cup, they just don’t want us to go further, they want us out but we will qualify because they are not God.
“This country belongs to all of us; if they don’t want me again, I will go elsewhere where my services is needed, but Nigeria is my country and I will do everything to make sure we qualify.”
Super Eagles are now condemned to win their remaining three matches – starting with the reverse fixture against Sudan on Wednesday – and hope other results in the group go their way if they would to qualify for the championship.