I want to continue as Super Eagles coach—Keshi
Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has expressed his desire to extend his contract with Nigeria.
The AFCON-winning coach in a chat with africanFootball.com from his base in the United States said:”Yes, I met with Deji Tinubu in Lagos before heading out for America to see my family.
“It's my country, I am ready to serve. I have started something I would love to finish.”
However, Keshi quickly added the working conditions for his new deal have to be better than what he had previously.
“But I cannot work the way I worked last time. It's not possible! All my staff, no!no!!no!! We have to be professional, everybody has to do what they are supposed to do,” he stated.
“I cannot be paying another staff salary, when I am not the Nigeria Football Federation. We will see how it goes. If the conditions are met, we will be there, no wahala.”
In the meantime, the NFF has disclosed to africanFootball.com that it will forward a letter of intent for contract renewal this week to the former Super Eagles captain.
Tinubu, the Head of a three-man committee for Keshi's contract renewal, said: “We have made tremendous progress.
“We will first send a letter of our intent for a renewal of his contract and expect a reply from him as quickly as possible.
“This would allow us to start working on the terms of contract. We would have our terms and we know he would have his terms. But we would be working in such a way that we would arrive at an agreeable term that would suit both parties and then hopefully he signs.
“We can't put a time limit on this, but we hope we are done with it as quick as possible considering that we have a game in September,” Tinubu stated.