The Chief Coach of the Super Eagles media assistant, Emmanuel Ado has revealed to newsmen in Abuja yesterday that his client worth more than N10 millions as salary in a month.
The representatives of coach also said that Stephen Keshi, 52, will not be accepting peanuts in order to return to his role as Nigeria coach which he left after his contract expired at the end of the World Cup.
Keshi led Nigeria to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa as well as second round at the World Cup in Brazil this June.
The Keshi’s media assistant, Emmanuel Ado and lawyer, Francis Kozah went into a meeting with the NFF yesterday afternoon in Abuja, hoping to agree terms so that the trainer can return to the job ahead of the Super Eagles’ 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next month.
In his previous contract, Keshi was paid 5million Naira monthly ($30,892) with media reports claiming that he has insisted on a new contract worth between 10million and 15million Naira ($61,784 – $ 92,677) monthly.
“We are ready for give and take, but not a slave contract. We will not sign a slave contract that does not take care of [Keshi’s] interest.
“You media [don’t even know the worth of the coach], I will surprise you. Keshi is bigger than 10million Naira. Keshi is not a 5million or 10million Naira coach and he will not sign a contract of such value.
“A club in Angola has offered Keshi a monthly salary of $120,000 (19.4million Naira) recently but he has not taken it. So what is 5million or 10million Naira to him,” Ado asked.