Keshi’s contract renewed, he resumes work as Eagles Coach – Pinnick


Mr. Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has disclosed that Stephen Keshi could resume work as Eagles coach on Wednesday if he agrees on a new contract.

Keshi’s initial three-year deal ended after he led Nigeria to the Round of 16 at last year’s World Cup in Brazil and he has since been working without a contract.

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“We have concluded on the contract of Keshi. It should get to him by Tuesday (today) and if he is fine with it, he would begin work as early as Wednesday,” declared Pinnick.

“We have taken this long because we do not want litigation. We had to look at everything that would protect him and protect the federation and would also be good for Nigeria.”

On whether the NFF would fold their hands and watch Keshi head to Burkina Faso, Pinnick said, “he is a man that has a choice.

“It would be up to him to choose. If what Burkina Faso would offer him is better than what we are offering you don’t expect him to stay, but that would be unfortunate.”


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