Keshi Accepts Eagles’ Caretaker Role

Stephen Keshi has confirmed that the Nigerian Sports Minister, Dr Tammy Danagogo made it possible for him to take charge of the two Afcon 2015 qualifiers against Congo and South Africa.
There has been a lot of uncertainty with the current situation at the Nigeria Football Federation’s post world cup leadership crisis as well as the planned congress and elections into the Board,.
Keshi exclusively told from his California home in the US, that “the Minister has asked me to come take charge of these matches while the NFF situation is sorted out. I am a Nigerian and love to contribute to anything that will help my fatherland always”.
It will be recalled that following the end of Nigeria’s world cup campaign in Brazil, Keshi said he was tired of his current working conditions and relationship with the then NFF Board and was leaving his post. The NFF on their part agreed that his contract had expired and were not too keen to renew it.
Things seems to have changed as Keshi is keen to continue his work with the crop of players he has made African Champions in South Africa in 2013 and taken to the World Cup. The NFF on their part seem to have had a change of plans and started negotiating with the coach.
“Yes, we have been discussing about a new contract” Keshi says. “The documents are with my lawyers and we are hopefully going to find a level ground so we can move on. In the meantime, we have to get through these qualifiers first”
According to a source in the NFF, part of the contract talks with the coach includes “arrangements to get him to attend coaching courses in Europe regularly as part of us offering him the assistance he needs for the task of coaching the country”.

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