NFF, Keshi yet to finalise on new contract




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Supersport.com can report the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] and Stephen Keshi are still agree on the financial terms for the head coach role of the Eagles. Keshi, whose Nigeria ran out after the 2014 finals in Brazil, is now expected table demands before the federation’ executive committee. A three-man committee has already opened talks the former Mali and Togo manager and the football federation is now looking “finalize and approve details of Keshi’ possible re–engagement within the shortest possible time.” “Following the report of a three–man committee open channels of communication Mr Stephen Keshi on the probability of renewal for the Eagles’ Head Coach job, the Executive Committee approved the Acting President (Mike Umeh) convene a meeting of the NFF Emergency Committee approve/finalize details of Keshi’ possible re–engagement within the shortest possible time,” the NFF said in a statement.[eap_ad_2] A of the NFF committee, Paul Bassey, has revealed a pay rise of 10 percent has been proposed for Keshi, who earned N5 million per month previously. He also explained why Keshi’s is being renewed. “There is nothing wrong with renewing Keshi , at least for the sake of continuity. The NFF board said it wants continue working with Keshi while Keshi has also said he is interested in coming back once terms are met. “We have also proposed a 10 per cent pay rise on salary to motivate him. We are an advisory body, and we have advised the board to negotiate with Keshi on what is obtainable to them and acceptable to Keshi,” Bassey said. Nigeria’s Eagles are expected to begin the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations title in September when the qualification begins. The African champions will start the qualifiers at against either Botswana or Guinea Bissau on September 6 or 7. South Africa and Sudan are the other teams in Group A with Nigeria. (supersport.com) [eap_ad_3]