Lagos - President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick says the federation has concluded plans to help former national team captain, Stephen Keshi to become “a world-class strategist,” Supersport reports.
Keshi, head coach of the Nigeria national team between 2011 and 2014, is expected to sign a contract to continue as Super Eagles head coach this week.
The NFF’s General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi had exclusively told supersport.com that the deal would have been signed last week but Pinnick says failure to meet the supposed deadline has no ulterior motives.
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“I am shocked at these insinuations because the NFF Executive Committee gave the go-ahead for a new contract with Keshi at its meeting in Uyo last month, and Keshi and his lawyers have looked at the contract agreement and are satisfied with every word in the final draft,” Pinnick was quoted as saying on the federation’s official website, www.thenff.com.
The NFF chief then added that plans have reached advanced stage to give Keshi the necessary support when he is eventually confirmed as head coach of the national team.
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