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Published On: Wed, Oct 1st, 2014

NFF will decide Keshi’s future after Sudan clash, says Amaju

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Amaju-PinnickBy Albert Akota

Newly elected President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has spoken about the very controversial issue of renewing Stephen Keshi’s contract as the Super Eagles coach.

Speaking during his inaugural speech, Pinick said the focus now should be on the games against Sudan, before his board can then look at Keshi’s issue.

“I think the focus now should really be on the games against Sudan because we haven’t started well.

“Of course we will look at the situation afterwards but at the moment those games should come first. We have to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations next year,” he said.

The issue of retaining Keshi or not has been a very topical issue in the country’s football, with the previous board seemingly unwilling to renew Keshi’s contract, but it remains to be seen what the new board will decide when they finally stabilise.

Keshi will lead the country to the two games against Sudan this month on an interim basis and it is believed that his future with the Super Eagles is contingent upon the outcome of those games.

An improvement in fortunes could see the 52-year old offered a new deal but anything short of that could be the end of him as the Super Eagles manager.


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