–NFF General Secretary Musa Amadu assures Nigerians
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) General Secretary, Musa Amadu has said that Stephen Keshi would sign a fresh contract to manage the Super Eagles before the team’s Africa Nations Cup qualifiers with Sudan next month.
Nigeria will play Sudan in Omdurman in continuation of the AFCON 2015 qualifiers on Oct. 11, before the return-leg in Abuja on Oct. 15.
Amadu said the deal would boost the morale of the team in securing a ticket for the competition to be hosted by Morocco next year.
He dismissed insinuations that the delay in the contract was responsible for the poor result Eagles got against visiting Red Devils of Congo in Calabar and the 0-0 draw in South Africa.
“I don’t see how the coach’s contract will affect the performance of the team; that the inability of the coach to know his fate was responsible for the result is just speculation.
“I have no doubt that he will sign new contract; I know it’s critically important that the coach signs his contract to secure his future and to know exactly what is due to him.
“I am sure we will be able to sort out things before the next two games against Sudan,” Amadu said.
The NFF scribe however denied issuing a statement that the forthcoming elective congress of the NFF would hold in Warri, Delta State but confirmed that the first NFF Extraordinary Congress would take place on Sept. 20.
“As far as election and the two congresses are concerned, I have made the agenda clear that the executive committee will propose to the congress a road map.
“I can confirm to you that the first extraordinary general assembly will take place on Sept. 20 in Warri Delta State.
“On that day, as I said earlier, the NFF board will propose a road map, leading up to the election for the congress to endorse.