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Keshi: My Work Still Based On Agreement With Minister

Keshi: My Work Still Based On Agreement With Minister

Stephen Keshi insists he is focused on taking charge of Nigeria for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sudan despite having no contract in place.

The 52-year-old lost his permanent position after the World Cup but was brought back for the Super Eagles’ last two matches.

He has had no word from the newly-elected Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board, but says he will continue in the role.

“I’m still working based on the previous arrangement agreed with the Sports Minister Tamuno Danagogo,” Keshi told BBC Sport.

“I’ve not heard from the new NFF board because elections only happened on Tuesday so it is not a problem.

“My immediate focus is on the important matches against Sudan this month because it is very crucial for us to win both games.”

Keshi, who led Nigeria to their third African title in 2013 and the last 16 in Brazil, must lead his side to a recovery after their poor start to qualifying for next year’s tournament in Morocco.
Following a defeat by Congo and a draw with South Africa, the Super Eagles are third in Group A, with only the top two teams guaranteed a place at the finals.

It places extra pressure on the African champions to win their match away to Sudan, which will take place on 11 October, and the return fixture four days later in Abuja.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 3
  • I HAVE A VERY FEELING THAT LEFT FOR PINNICK, KESHI IS A GONER AS FAR AS THE EAGLES’ JOB IS CONCERN. KESHI’S ROLE IN THE SUNDAY MBAH SAGA AND DROPPING HIM IN THE BRAZIL 14 IS SOMETHING LIKE A SLAP ON PINNICK. MBAH IS NOW IN A 3RD TIER OF FRENCH LEAGUE. FOR KESHI TO SURVIVE HE WILL NEED EMMA UDUAGHAN’S HELP. TWO OF THEM ARE HIS BOYS AND DELTANS. PERSONALLY, I WANT KESHI TO GO. HIS INVITED PLAYERS ARE RUBBISH. HE IS NOT FOLLOWING FOOTBALL AT ALL. DOES HE EVEN WATCH FOOTBALL? I WONDER!!! PINNICK WILL DO BETTER JOB OF PICKING BETTER PLAYER.
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  • Ke$hi can play all the politics he wants to play, he and his cohorts will still not succeed in forcing him on Nigerians. We don’t want him. He is a destructive force in Nigerian football and has always been, from when he was a player. He and the stupid Sports Minister are behind the factional crisis in the NFF and God has disgraced them and will continue to disgrace them. The longer Ke$hi stays, the more humiliation he will get. I have already seen it and said it somewhere else before. He is condemned to fail if he does not leave Nigeria alone.

  • That was why SA wanted nothing to do with him. He was a cancer in both Togo and Mali and has been an albatross on Nigeria’s neck. God was just merciful on our great nation to give us the AFCON in 2013. Where are the “six countries” and the Angola job Ke$hi? You have lost all credibility and should bury your arrogant head in shame.