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Why Keshi should stay — NFF

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By Jude Opara, Abuja

As Nigerians await the appointment of a substantive coach for the senior national team the Super Eagles, chairman of the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Anynsi Agwu says his committee had passed its recommendations on the reappointment of Stephen Keshi to the executive committee of the federation.

Speaking to journalists yesterday after his committee’s meeting, Chief Agwu said a coach for Super Eagles will be named before the friendly matches scheduled for the FIFA free window in March.


He observed that since Keshi had done a lot for the country in the past, there is nothing wrong in sticking with him.

On reports that Stephen Keshi had complained that he rarely gets information from the NFF in respect of his alleged unpaid wages as well as his supposed employment as the coach of the national team, Agwu denied the reports, saying that the federation held the former international in high esteem even as he agreed that a man who has worked deserves his wages.

“I have been communicating with Keshi, in fact he is a personal friend and we have been working together. I also want to tell you that I am more anxious than you people are in this quest to get a coach for our national team”.

The chairman of Enyimba International, however, refused to disclose whether the discussion of the technical committee centred solely on Keshi or some other coaches were also discussed, even as he insisted that the job was always open to every qualified Nigerian.

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