The out-of-contract Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, the federation ha said.
Confirming the plan, an executive member of the NFF board, Emeka Inyama, also told journalists on Friday that based on the recommendations of the Technical Committee to the Federation, Keshi is to be served a new contract.
“The board has mandated the technical committee to finalise a contract for Keshi as he still remains the coach of Nigeria,” Mr. Enyama said.
Officials of the NFF said Keshi will be given a fresh contract on December.
In earlier interviews with PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, a top NFF official and other sources within the federation, who refused to be named, said Keshi will officially take over the team next month.
“We are going to sign a new contract with Keshi, “the official said. “He has become a case to us, ‘dry fish’ and we can’t fold him, we don’t have anywhere to push him, his connections are so strong and as it is we are going to renew his contract next month.”
Keshi, who was sacked and reinstated to the team, failed to Nigeria qualify for the 2015 Cup of Nations after leading the team to win the 2013 edition of the tournament.
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