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Keshi's future still unclear

2014-12-19 12:50
Stephen Keshi (Supplied)
Stephen Keshi (Supplied)
Cape Town - President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick said he would not make any hasty decisions about the future of national coach Stephen Keshi.

Just two years ago, Keshi was among the most revered football coaches in that country and there was little doubt that he was the best man to take hold of the reins in the national team.

However, one World Cup and a failed Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign later, there are many detractors, although Pinnick insists that he will not be swayed by anybody when he makes a final decision on the national coach.

"Contracts are not signed overnight and there are factors to be sorted out before you sign," Pinnick told the Daily Independent.

"We are talking with Keshi but I am not under pressure to employ Keshi, we just want to do the right things to work in harmony," added the football administrator.

Pinnick indicated that relations between Keshi and the Nigeria Football Federation had not been strained but added that it would be in nobody’s best interests to make a rushed decision.

"We changed our resolve to re-engage Keshi but there are issues to be tidied up in a contract between the two parties.

"We have to look at so many issues like our budget, whether we accommodate his demands and whether he can work with our technical study group," he added.

Read more on:    nigeria  |  stephen keshi  |  amaju pinnick  |  soccer
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