–Big Boss seeks N10m a month new deal
Super Eagles head coach,Stephen Keshi pocketed a total of $300,000 when he led Nigeria to the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil,according to a report on an africanfootball website.
‘Big Boss’ Keshi is on double the win bonus of the players and on that account, he received a total of $260,000 as appearance fee for the World Cup after the team agreed to pay each player $10,000 per game, covering both the qualifiers and the World Cup itself.
A total of 13 matches were considered and it was on that basis that the likes of Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide and Godfrey Oboabona each netted $130,000 as appearance fee.
Therefore, the least a player received was $10,000 for playing a qualifier.
Keshi’s World Cup jackpot also included an additional $40,000 being match bonus for the win over Bosnia, the draw with Iran and the loss to Argentina.
Keshi’s assistant Daniel Amokachi therefore earned a staggering $195,000 as appearance fee as he earns 50% more than the players.
The federal government shipped $3.6 million through the sports minister on a Presidential jet on the eve of the round of 16 match against France.
Arguments and counter arguments about how the cash was to be shared meant that the entire squad stayed up till 2am local time and eight hours later they were on their way to the stadium for the match they eventually lost 2-0 to crash out of Brazil 2014. Meanwhile Keshi has reportedly has asked President Goodluck Jonathan he wants a new, improved contract that will pay him 10 million Naira a month, which is double what he received in his initial contract that ran out after the World Cup.
Keshi, who,as Complete Sports exclusively reported on Monday met President Jonathan at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja on arrival from the World Cup in Brazil, also demanded that his new salary be paid upfront to avoid the delays he suffered in the previous deal.
He,according to the africanfootball website also demanded for the recall of assistant coach Sylvanus Okpalla to the backroom staff and said he should no longer report to the NFF technical committee as regards team selection and preparations.