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Keshi confirms Super Eagles temporary return

26 August 2014, 19:01

Lagos - Stephen Keshi has confirmed that he will return to the helm of the Nigerian national team for their two 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo and South Africa.

The ex-Super Eagles captain had been locked in negotiations over a new contract with the troubled Nigerian Football Federation since the end of the World Cup before last week deciding to walk away after delays in the discussions.

However, he has since heeded Nigerian sports minister Tammy Danagogo's call to take the reins for the two qualifiers.

Also read: Keshi to coach Eagles against Congo, SA

"The Minister has asked me to come take charge of these matches while the NFF situation is sorted out," Keshi told SuperSport.

"I am a Nigerian and love to contribute to anything that will help my fatherland always."

The former defender has reiterated his hopes of finalising terms to remain in charge of the reigning African champions.

"Yes, we have been discussing about a new contract," he continued. "The documents are with my lawyers and we are hopefully going to find a level ground so we can move on. In the meantime, we have to get through these qualifiers first."

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