Keshi: I Deserve New Super Eagles Deal

Keshi: I Deserve New Super Eagles Deal

–Eagles coach awaits NFF new board

Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi believes that what he achieved in less than three years in charge of Nigeria’s senior national team is enough to earn him a fresh contract in the senior national team.

Speaking with Complete Sports, Keshi whose contract expired after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil said it was unfortunate that the issue of his contract renewal was allowed to linger for a long period of time.

He said that he has done well since taking over as Super Eagles in November 2011 and ought to have been offered an improved contract shortly after the World Cup but surprisingly that has not happened.

“I took charge of the Eagles when they were at their lowest having failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and I was able to turn things around by winning the African Cup of Nations in 2013 with relatively young and new team. It was the first time in 19 years,” says the Big Boss.

Big Boss further said that aside from injecting new players into the Super Eagles, he also tinkered the home based Eagles to qualify for CHAN for the first time and won Bronze by finishing third.

“I also qualified for the World Cup in Brazil and reached the last 16. I met all the terms of my first contract which included reaching at least the semi finals of the Afcon and qualified for the World Cup. After all these, I think I should have been given a new contract without hesitation.

“I know the NFF leadership crisis affected our contract talks but I decided to continue the job until it is resolved. Now that we have a new leadership, I believe they would re open the contract talks soon” he said.

The former Togo and Mali coach said his priority now is how to lead the Eagles to win the two games against Sudan next week in Khartoum and Abuja.

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  • Nzekwe Asugha 4 years ago

    On the strength of your current performance and relationship with players, you deserve nothing. You have polarized the SE and brought down the morale of the players. The best thing for NFF is to go for as fresh Man, while you, Keshi should seek for a fresh challenge else where. I thought you said you had six offers prior to the WC.Where lies those offers? You are on the verge of repeating the same mistake that led to our non qualification for AFCON 2012, so it is better you find another job.

  • Samuel 4 years ago

    So Keshi is begging for coaching Eagles now is it not same Keshi that is proud last time that he has up to six offers and asking for 18 to 20Million Naira, why is he begging now? ALL WE ARE SAY CALL SIASIA BACK OOOOOH……!!! NFF SHOULD CALL SIASIA BACK BECAUSE KESHI IS NOT A GOOD COACH…. periods… Keshi can’t win any friendly matches before world cup and rarely win one match in the last world cup with help of referee every time he said he is building team since 2012 still he can’t form a team for Nigerian to boast of… He like to invited a players who he knows he can get Eguje or sell to europe he should go now his time is over.

  • kaycy qwems 4 years ago

    Keshi has tried alot for this country, even working so far without pay pending when his contract will be renewed, Nigerian will agree with me that this free jobs he is doing right now is counter productive therefore, NFF should either confirm him or just give the job to our attack minded coach SAMSON SIASIA, live sentiment out of it. In SIAONE i trust.

  • Dele Akinyosoye 4 years ago

    The different is clear .keshi is defensive and siasia an attacker .u can only give wat u have .but the best form of defence is to attack .that is the reason why the eagles will find it difficult to win hard games