Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has admitted that negotiations over a new contract has begun with the Nigeria Football Federation, as his future looks set to be sorted.
The Nigeria football federation had last week announced that a contract proposal was sent to Keshi for consideration and the former Hawks of Togo manager has confirmed that he has received the NFF’s proposal and discussions are currently on.
He says: “My lawyers and I have been going through the proposal of the NFF and I hope we come to an agreement soon,” he told Brila FM.
Doubts have surrounded the future of the former Nigeria captain as coach of the Super Eagles with different issues and controversies rocking the leadership of the Nigeria football federation but acting President of the NFF, Mike Umeh also confirms that discussions are progressing with Keshi over a new contract.
“The contract proposal has already been sent to Keshi and he and his lawyers are studying it right now, with the hope of coming to a conclusion soon.
“We hope the contract is sorted before our game (AFCON 2015 qualifier) against Rwanda so that we can have all the concentration we need,” Umeh said.
SL10 had earlier reported that the NFF had proposed a monthly salary of N7m to Keshi, an upgrade of N2m from the N5m in his previous contract, with Keshi expected to demand for N10m instead. It remains unclear whether the NFF will accept that particular demand, or if both parties will come to a compromise.