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Govt pikin: NFF hooked on Keshi?



The Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has recommended Stephen Keshi to the board of the federation for renewal of his appointment as coach of the senior national team, Super Eagles.
Chairman of the committee, Chief Felix Anyasi-Agwu, who revealed this to newsmen yesterday, said that a coach for the Eagles will be named before the friendly matches scheduled for the FIFA free window in March.
The committee met in Abuja on Tuesday to deliberate on the matter of substantive coach for the Eagles amongst other issues.
He also confirmed that the body considered only Keshi for the position because he was the only person who applied for the job.
The NFF had thrown the position open soon after the World Cup at the expiration of Keshi’s contract but was forced to change their position as a result of pressure from highly placed government officials. No other advertisement for the job was placed again afterwards.
Anyasi-Agwu said, “The issue of Keshi’s contract had been discussed and it is left for the board to take a decision on it. There is nothing wrong with Keshi returning to the national post. He is the only person that was considered for the national job.”
It is however not clear when the Executive Committee of the federation would meet to consider the recommendation of the technical committee.
Keshi got the boot from the national team after the Eagles failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, which ended in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday with Ivory Coast as the new champions. Eagles were the defending champions having won the Cup in 2013 under Keshi in South Africa.


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