–As salary for two months
Out-of-contract Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi has been reportedly paid N14m for the two months he worked after his contract elapsed in July.
An African football website reported that Keshi was paid the said sum by Tammy Danagogo,the Sports Minister albeit he (Keshi) was out of contract with the NFF and didn’t even receive the said sum when his contract was running.
The website quoted an unnamed source thus: “The minister has been paying Keshi directly from the NFF subvention without any input from the NFF.
“This cannot be good for the relationship between employer and employee.”
Keshi was in charge for the 2014 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers double header against Sudan in October and then the qualifiers against Congo and South Africa last month.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick has maintained a contract has not been agreed with Keshi contrary to media reports that the coach will now be paid a monthly salary of seven million Naira, a two million Naira raise from what he received in his initial contract, which ran out after the World Cup in Brazil.
“We have not come to an agreement yet (with Keshi),” he said.
The frosty relationship between the NFF and Keshi has worsened after the federation were ordered to re-instate the coach at the end of October.
And this latest revelation can only tear employer and employee further apart.