NFF To Decide On Keshi

NFF To Decide On Keshi

Nigerian sports minister Tammy Danagogo has said the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will decide on whether or not to give coach Stephen Keshi a new contract.

Keshi’s contract ended with the recent World Cup in Brazil, where Nigeria reached the last 16 this month.


“My own role (as regards Keshi’s contract) will be advisory. It will be the NFF and the technical committee who will decide on Keshi,” Danagogo said on a radio programme monitored in Abuja Thursday.

The Super Eagles will resume action with the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in September.
AfricanFootball.com first reported that ‘Big Boss’ Keshi has demanded for double his five million Naira-a-month salary.

He also wanted his salaries paid upfront to avoid delays and that he should be allowed to pick his staff.

This was when he met with the country’s President Goodluck Jonathan on arrival from Brazil 2014.

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The 52-year-old Keshi has also been linked with the vacant coaching post of South Africa.

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  • Please, pay Keshi and let him do his work. why go for a new coach when our is good enough to do the job. sentiments apart.

  • pls lets him go and will should have new coach i won’t believe keshi is talking money fem those boys before talking them to word cup invite them to nation team pls lets him go pls NFF

  • Unogu E. C 8 years ago

    We need more experience coach technically. Keshi is not ripe for big stage footballing. That was what cost us the round of 16 in the world cup. I believe if it was Siasia, the eagles would have surpass the round of 16 because Sia 1 knows the game at the big stage.

  • Johny 8 years ago

    Why was sia 1 sacked before? or do we need sia 2? The answer to Nigeria’s soccer problem is continuity, Keshi was there for two years and he got to round of 16, if he works for 5 years, i guess we might lift the world cup.
    Keshi needs to be motivated, he is asking for just 10% of what foreign couches receive.

  • Nigerians are a funny lot! It was the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa that said a woman will never appreciate the worth of her husband until she has lost him! And I think same applies to the man. It is instructive that Spain could think of retaining Del Bosque and even England could contemplate retaining Hodgson in spite of the humiliating showing of their respective teams at the just concluded world cup. But what do we find in Nigeria, a nation brimming with ever impatient men and women forever in a hurry to hit instant success; a disposition that is at the heart of our world-renowned notoriety in corruption? Some are just full of hate and envy against a man who within 2 years accomplished what the most successful coach of the Super Eagles before now took 5 years to accomplish for his incorrigible shortcomings that border on inability to change the colour of his skin, choose the favourite player of every NFF Technical Committee member and possibly adopt team selection and tactics that suits the fancy of every Nigerian football fan and emergency Tv studio football expert.
    Keshi is obviously not indispensable, I will be both glad and sad to see him leave if finally frustrated out of Nigeria by those who feel so riled by his guts; men who so much like to play god over their fellow men that anyone who ever dared to assert himself is seen as arrogant and must be dispensed with. We will be waiting to see the white-world-class-coach they will employ and attempt to dictate to and treat the way they treated Keshi and the guy will be groveling before and thanking them for the privilege to be so treated! I will only remind the greatest of his haters that the record books favour the man a great deal – the man always ends up being frustrated out of Nigeria into better and greater placements in life! All those contractors in the NFF Technical committee fronting for white-world-class-coaches only need to check what happened when the Obakpolo NFF board forced the guy out of Nigeria. I am sure Nigerians, especially those who felt his successes in the Super Eagles were down to luck; men who didn’t mind cutting their noses in their desperation to spite their faces, would soon see how lucky the man is indeed. And I hope his luck elsewhere won’t cost Nigeria very dearly very soon, if you know what I mean! With the showing put by people like Babatunde and Oshaniwa, the know-it-all armchair- Tv -studio experts and their ilk in the NFF Technical Committee – some of them former school mates and some of them former Super Eagles team mates (minus Christian Chukwu, Okocha and Kanu), should at least humble themselves to admit that the man who sweated morning and evening and also interacted with those boys outside the field at least saw and knew one or two things about those boys that their fake clairvoyant abilities didn’t see or know in their offices where they were wheeling and dealing and suffocating in their petty jealousy and envy!