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I’m waiting for Keshi’s return, says Okpala

Lagos – Sylvanus Okpala, who was recently sacked by the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), said on Saturday that he would make no further comment on the issue.

Okpala told reporters in Lagos that he would wait for Keshi to return from his trip to the U.S before making any further comment.

The former assistant coach said this in an interview with the News Agencon Saturday in Lagos.

Okpala, until the termination of his appointment on April 10, was the second Assistant Coach to Keshi.

It would be recalled that the NFA had wanted to sack Okpala in February but Keshi had to prevail on the body to save his assistant.

“I’m waiting for Keshi to come back. He is my boss, as far as being a coach is concerned, and we will discuss this

“I don’t want to talk about it on the pages of the newspapers for now, I want to do things the right way.

“Because Keshi was instrumental to my being appointed as an assistant coach,’’ Okpala said.

When asked about the terms of his contract as regards issues like his sack, Okpala, a member of the 1980 Green Eagles squad that won the AFCON in Lagos, told NAN that he had a written contract with the NFA.

“All I can tell you is that I have a written contract, that’s all I can tell you for now,’’ he added.

It would be recalled that the NFA recently carried out an audit of the Super Eagles’ technical crew which affected the salaries and also resulted in the laying-off of several backroom staff. (NAN)


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