Stephen Keshi is one of the well-respected African coaches and he recently took charge of Burkina Faso after leaving the Nigeria role. He is known to be extremely successful with regard to World Cup qualification.
After all, he has been to the final stages of the tournament with both Togo and Nigeria in the past. Keshi says that he is very much looking forward to taking Burkina Faso in similar fashion to the World Cup 2018, which will be held in Russia. After a very poor Africa Cup of Nations, Burkina Faso decided to go for one of their own after bringing inKeshi.
He replaces the Belgian, Paul Put. His arrival comes at a crucial time for the African nation, which appears to have a lot of highly talented youngsters but without proper direction.Keshi is widely known for having led Nigeria to the Africa Cup of Nations success a few years ago. This was despite having a very young team. The appointment ofKeshi has raised expectations that Burkina Faso may be a potential challenger for the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. The former Nigeria international says that he had been contacted by a number of nations from Africa and around the world, but he chose to sign for Burkina Faso.
“My ambitions remain the same from one national team to another. I don’t want to have the job just to have the job but to bring a real plus.If I am chosen, by the grace of God, I first want to qualify Burkina Faso for the 2017 AFCON finals and why not for the next World Cup as I did with Togo.And then I want to do what it takes to go as far as possible in those competitions. Everything is possible,” said Keshi.