Nigeria FA boss confirms new $42,500/month Keshi deal

The executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has approved a new two-year deal for Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi, the body’s president Amaju Pinnick has confirmed.

Pinnick said the executive committee met Wednesday and agreed the deal, subject to Keshi inking the contract.

The NFF boss made the development known on television, during half-time of Nigeria’s friendly game with Uganda in Uyo, which the Eagles eventually lost 1-0.

Keshi, a former Nigeria captain himself, has been given the contract after his initial three-year deal lapsed when Nigeria lost at the World Cup in Brazil last year.

The new deal will give him $25,000 every month with add-ons of $15,000/month for accommodation and $2,500/month for transportation.

In his first stint with Nigeria which ran from November 2011 to July 2014, Keshi won the 2013 Africa Nations Cup in South Africa and led the team as far as the second round of the 2014 World Cup.

His failure to qualify the country for the 2015 AFCON in Equatorial Guinea created a gulf between him and the NFF.

He was initially asked to go but was later recalled.

Story by Joy Sports/Gary Al-Smith

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