Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi will not be offered a new contract just yet; he will be hired on match by match basis, a Vanguard source has revealed.
This came following the failure of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to conduct the election of its executive committee that is supposed to sort out the contract of the Super Eagles coach.
As long as the NFF exco is yet to be elected, Keshi’s services will be needed on a match-by-match basis, a Vanguard source affirmed.
“For now, that is the much management can do.”
“Management cannot go ahead and employ the coach because it is not known whether the new board would want him or not,” the source said.
Although there had been rumours that Keshi was leaving the Super Eagles after the World Cup, he had stayed on with the Eagles despite being out of contract. His future with the team he led to Nations Cup glory however remains uncertain as the NFF continues exploring ways by which it can regain its stability, starting with the September 30 elections of a new board in Warri.
The board led by Aminu Maigari was ready to let Keshi go after the 204 World Cup, but the crisis that followed in the country’s football governing body meant Keshi would stay on as he was contacted by the Sports Minister’s who asked him to lead the team through the first phase of the 2015 Afcon qualifiers.