Nigeria will on Saturday take on Congo DR before jetting out to South Africa for the second game next week.
Taribo said Keshi should not be held responsible for any poor performance,if the Super Eagles ends up not getting the desired results.
It took the intervention of the sports minister,Tammy Danagogo for Keshi to agree coming back to manage the Super Eagles,after failing to reach a contract renewal with the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF).
“I believe the Eagles will give their best but nobody should crucify Keshi if the team does not perform on Saturday. It’s not about the match, it’s about the structure of our football,” Taribo was quoted as saying The Punch.
Taribo believes that football administrators should be blamed solely for any wrong outing by the Nigerian team in the qualifiers.
“Do the football administrators know anything about football? In other parts of the world, football administration involves people who played the game. It’s only in Africa that you have government officials in football administration and it cost Nigeria, Cameroon and even Ghana dearly at the World Cup.”