Keshi: NFF Offered Me ‘Slave Contract’

Coach Stephen Keshi has described as “a slave contract” what has been offered him to continue as Nigeria coach.

Keshi said he has received his new contract from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), but has been far from impressed with what has been offered him.

“From the clauses I have seen so far, I don’t know what words to use but the contract can be described as a ‘slave contract’”, he remarked probably in reference to clauses which make him answerable to several persons and committees.

Further checks showed he has been offered a two-year contract effective fromMarch 1, 2015 with him to meet several targets or else the deal is off.

He should reach the semifinal of the 2016 CHAN and also the last four of the next AFCON or the contract will be called off at “the absolute discretion” of his employers.

He will also have to abide by a code of conduct.

Keshi himself revealed that he will be paid Five Million Naira (less than $25,000), which was what he also received during his initial three-year contract, which ran out after last year’s world Cup in Brazil.

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NFF Technical Committee member, Paul Bassey, as reported had confirmed in a live television programme via a phone-in, that the former Eagles captain will receive Five Million Naira as salary and not Three Million Naira as reported by some sections of the sporting media.

Fifty-two-year-old ‘Big Boss’, who has handled Togo and Mali, lost out to the Franco-German Gernot Rohr on the top coaching post of Burkina Faso this week.


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