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Contract Saga: Keshi Set To Sign On April 17



Out of contract Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi is expected to sign a two-year contract extension with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on April 17; closing the curtain on what has been a melodramatic contract tussle between Keshi and the NFF. 

 The contract when signed, will see Keshi return as Super Eagles handler after his initial contract with the NFF expired after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Mohammed Sanusi, the Secretary-General of the NFF, told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday that the contract which would be signed on Friday, would see the coach put pen to paper on his new job.

“By the grace of God on Friday the Super Eagles team will have a coach.

“Nigerians have been very patient with this issue, so, it’s just only two days remaining for the coach to sign a contract.

“We cannot announce a coach without signing a contract,’’ Sanusi said.

The NFA scribe also said that efforts were being intensified to sign a new kit sponsorship deal to boost the signing of a coaching deal for the Super Eagles.

“We are working assiduously to ensure we get a kit company that will sponsor our teams.

“It is not good to disclose the level of discussion with the would-be companies until the deal is finally struck,’’ he added.

Saunsi, however, commended the countries male and female football teams for qualifying for the 2015 All Africa Games scheduled for Congo Brazzaville from Sept. 4 to Sept. 19.

He said: “we are going to collaborate with the National Sports Commission (NSC) to ensure we give the teams quality preparations ahead of the Games.

“We were not there at the last All Africa Games; we were not there at the London 2012 Olympics too but this time that we have qualified we must go and make an impact.

“The Super Falcons who have qualified for the World Cup will also get the full support of the NFA and NSC, especially in terms of quality friendly matches. (NAN)

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