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NFF dumps plan to cut Keshi’s pay

By John Egbokhan
The Nigeria Football Federation (MFF) may have reconsidered its plan to slash the salary of Coach Stephen Keshi, when the former Togo and Mali manager is offered a new deal by the football-governing body.

Keshi was on a N5m-month salary, in the last dispensation, but the present NFF board led by Mike Umeh, was considering slashing the pay to N3m because of lean purse

Keshi is due to be offered a contract extension this week but it now appears that the pay-cut plan has been quashed by the NFF board

Speaking on the turnaround by the Umeh-board, an Executive Committee member told Sports Vanguard last night that “we want to respect higher authorities and feel that slashing Keshi’s pay to N3m was not in the best interest of Keshi, who we feel deserve some respect given his services to this country. We have resolved to offer him a new deal but he is to earn his old pay”.





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