Chukwu to Keshi: Go for better pay

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BY JACOB AJOM

Former Nigeria’s coach and a member of the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Christian Chukwu has said that he was in support of the decision by Coach Stephen Keshi to take up new challenges after leading the Super Eagles to the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Speaking in a chat with Sports Vanguard, Chukwu said, “the job of coaching is all about movement and it goes with the highest bidder.”

Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi gives a press conference at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their Group F 2014 FIFA World Cup football match against Iran. AFP PHOTO

Stephen Keshi 

He said, “in addition to that, a coach, like any other worker looks out for better condition of service. So if Keshi is going for the highest bidder and better condition, I will advice him to go but if the new offer is not better than what he is getting here, then I will advice that he stays.”

The former captain of the national team said Keshi has done well with the national team, observing that the Eagles did well at the World Cup.

“They were able to maintain our record of reaching the second round. The team had very young players who still have a very bright future ahead of them.”

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