I Have Been Offered ‘A Slave Contract,’ Says Keshi

Coach Stephen Keshi has expressed dissatisfaction with a new offer tabled by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), which he described as a slave contract.

The 53-year-old has yet to reach an agreement with the NFF on a new deal since the end of his initial three-year contract at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil, where he led the Super Eagles to the round of 16.

Keshi said he has received his new contract from the NFF but has been far from impressed.

“From the clauses I have seen so far, I don’t know what words to use but the contract can be described as a ‘slave contract,” quipped Keshi.

Keshi Recently Disclosed to Newsmen that His Agents Were in Negotiation With Burkina Faso for their Vacant Manegerial Post. Image: Getty.
Keshi Recently Disclosed to Newsmen that His Agents Were in Negotiation With Burkina Faso for their Vacant Manegerial Post. Image: Getty.

Informationng.com understands that the NFF had planned to inscribe stringent clauses, such as making the ex-Togo and Mali coach answerable to several persons and committees, in his new contract.

It was learnt that Keshi has now been offered a two-year contract effective from March 1, 2015 with him to meet several targets or else the deal was off.

He should guide the country to the semi-finals of the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) and also the last four of the next Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) or the contract will be terminated at his employers’ “absolute discretion.”

He is also required to sign a code of conduct.

Keshi himself revealed that he will be paid five million Naira (less than $25,000), same as he also received during his initial three-year contract.

This week, the ‘Big Boss’ lost out in the race to become the new head coach of Burkina Faso following the appointment of ex-Gabon and Niger handler Gernot Rohr.

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