–NFF extraordinary General Assembly holds today in Warri
It is now clear that the new executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will decide on Stephen Keshi’s future as the Super Eagles head coach.
Supersport.com has been informed by NFF administrative sources that the future of Keshi has been kept in view pending when a new football federation board is elected into office.
The NFF extraordinary general assembly is expected to take place today in Warri to decide on the date and venue of the elections into the football federation.
Sources stated that the new Nigerian FA executives are expected to tie up a deal with Keshi if they agree on terms ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sudan in Omdurman and in Abuja or Calabar.
The sources claim that the NFF has assured Keshi that it will have a contract in place for him before the double-header against Sudan once terms are agreed upon.
“Right now nothing has been agreed with Keshi or his representatives. But he still remains the man in the driving seat irrespective of the Super Eagles’ poor start to their title defence in the qualifiers of the Africa Cup of Nations. The NFF has made it clear that the Super Eagles will have a coach in place before the matches against Sudan if his terms are met financially.
“And yes, Keshi is still in talks with the NFF and it is very likely now that the new NFF board will be the one to conclude an agreement with him. So it is a waiting process till the new NFF board is elected.” Talks between Keshi and the NFF had been ongoing before the infraction over the governance of the country’s football federation meant discussions were put on hold.
Keshi, in spite of being out of contract with Nigeria after the 2014 Fifa World Cup, accepted to manage the African champions through two of their Afcon qualifiers against Congo and South Africa on the sports ministry’s agreement.