New Deal Not Certain For Keshi

New Deal Not Certain For Keshi

–As Siasia renews interest in Eagles job

Coach Stephen Keshi is not likely to be given a new contract by the newly elected NFF executive committee, AfricanFootball.com has scooped.


A majority of the new NFF leadership does not believe in the coach and even though he will supervise the two AFCON qualifiers against Sudan this month, he will not be offered a new deal.
“Most members of the old board under Aminu Maigari have been returned, including Chris Green, who was technical committee chairman, and that can only mean bad news for Keshi,” a top source informed AfricanFootball.com

“But most importantly even the newly elected executives, the very top official, do not support Keshi continuing as coach.”


It is believed that Keshi will only be left in charge of the team for the matches against Sudan home and away and thereafter a decision will be taken especially if by then Nigeria have mathematically lost out on qualifying for the Nations Cup in Morocco.

Keshi has become increasingly nervous since after the NFF elections in Warri on Tuesday because he is seriously in danger of losing the plum job now.

Recently some of his highly-placed backers had put pressure on the NFF secretariat to give the coach a contract, but that could not come through because only the executive committee has the power to appoint a coach.

Keshi’s problems have been further compounded by the renewed interest of former Eagles coach Samson Siasia in the job.

Siasia has publicly said he will be interested in returning to his former post if he is offered the chance again after he was fired three years ago when Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2012 AFCON.

“Keshi took the job from me and if I’m given the job again, I will take it,” he said in a radio interview.

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  • Nnaji John 7 years ago

    Keshi is proud because he was lucky to win AFCON instead of thanking God for so many benefits he got from there,he was planing to dump Nigeria his country for south Africa. So sad. His salaries and exposure is not enough for him,instead he is demanding a pay rise. He’s too greedy.By the time he is out of the job he ‘ll appreciate that millions of Nigerian have not seen #500.000 befor talk of #5m he earns monthly. For me o,I prefer Sunday Oliseh as super eagles coach.

  • It would be a delight to see siaone return as super eagles coach, he has unfinished business with the national team after he was dumped unceremoniously

    • Saint Palmer 7 years ago

      If you see anyone as deluded as yourself then he must be arrested, even if siasia is your uncle you should be shamefull enough not to link him to SE job, what has he been doing since he was sacked bout 3 years ago ?..loads of gabbages

  • Solomon Mbaiorga 7 years ago

    My own opinion, Siasia technical ability is more depth than Keshi, That is just the truth, it was unfortunate that he did not qualify the nation for AFCON that year. Reading matches, making reasonable changes and feeding players where necessary, I see Siasia may capable than Keshi. That is my own Opnion.

  • SoccerInNigeria 7 years ago

    I am not sure if Siasia is necessarily the right man for the job at this stage, but it should be clear by now that KESHI Must Go. He is gradually destroying the Super Eagles. I previously thought Keshi was a intelligent man with the Ability to take The Super Eagles forward, but his recent pathetic selection decisions shows he lacks direction or a clear plan of action.

    With all due respect Keshi must have significant Issues if he thinks he can Invite a player who has achieved nothing and Played in Vietnam about 1 year ago and still remain coach of the Super Eagles. Keshi must be a Joker in a circus or Comedy Stage. His recent actions are a Total Disgrace.

    • Saint Palmer 7 years ago

      And your comment is more disgracefull than the boko haram, people like u are perfect example of fools and deluded fellows

      • SoccerInNigeria 7 years ago

        @Saint Palmer

        Are you saying Keshi should continue as Coach of the Super Eagles?

        FYI I do not think the job should go to Siasia but Oga Keshi Needs to go and go very Quickly. No coach can continue without the support of Nigerians. Keshi has lost the support of Most Nigerians and he must go. We thank him for Winning the African cup in 2013. He should quietly step aside.

  • paul enyi 7 years ago

    so the eagles coaching job is now reserved for jobless people? What has siasia be doing since he was removed from the plum job? if he was so good, how come even countries like eritrea have not hired him?

    • Dronestrike 7 years ago

      Its comments like yours that make people question your intelligence.
      FYI – Siasia has been running his academy all this while which means he has been gaining loads of experience across the spectrum of football management. Not only does he work on the field training his wards from a strategic and tactical standpoint, he also is very involved in the administrative and man management side.
      Unlike Mr. Keshi who has been wheeling and dealing with Mr. Harris on how he can give opportunities to undeserving players – basically a ‘pay to play’ scheme. Keshi is nothing but a small time crook who is bereft of football intelligence

  • baba otu 7 years ago

    Nigeria football is going downhill if this speculative report is anything. How can Siasia who is not a coach even come from the graveyard and dream coaching the Super Eagles. Only in Nigeria where corruption is god.