Friday, November 4, 2011

Stephen Keshi appointed as new Super Eagles coach

Former Super Eagles captain, Stephen Keshi has been appointed as the new coach of the Super Eagles. The Nigeria Football Federation yesterday confirmed the former Togo national team manager as replacement for Samson Siasia who was sacked last week.

The technical committee of the NFF had recommended Keshi ahead of other applicants including a host of European coaches who were ruled out due to the federation's financial constraints.

Details of the contract include that he will qualify the country for the 2013 Nations Cup and the 2014 World Cup. The mandate also includes to guide the Super Eagles to at least the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Keshi has been given free hand to pick his assistants. The Contract will expire at the end of the World Cup but could be renewed upon a satisfactory performance.

Although details of his salary was not available as at press time, it was gathered that he will earn about N3million, which will be reviewed upwards to Samson Siasia's N5million only if and when his contract is eventually confirmed.

A communique from the executive committee of the NFF stated that Keshi's appointment was unanimous.

Like Siasia, Keshi will be allowed to pick his own assistants, according to the NFF. Keshi himself has insisted he would pick his own staff amid speculations that his Super Eagles teammate Sunday Oliseh will be appointed as his number two man.

'Big Boss' will also not be given the full powers that Siasia enjoyed during his 11-month reign as Eagles manager.

It was gathered that these conditions were forwarded by the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after their meeting Wednesday for the executive committee to ratify.

Daily Champion

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  1. This was quite hasty though, wasn't it?

  2. On the contrary my guy. Dey for sack Samson shaap shaap after failing to qualify for Nations Cup, then re-instate a new coach a few days afta.