Keshi to sign on again as Nigeria coach

By Drum Digital
07 August 2014

The Nigeria FA says Stephen Keshi is set to sign a new contract next week.

Stephen Keshi is set to sign a new contract as Nigeria coach next week, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) executive committee announced.

The 52-year-old's initial contract expired with the World Cup in Brazil, but he expressed his willingness to continue after leading the Super Eagles to last year's Africa Cup of Nations and a place in the round of 16 in Brazil.

"The executive committee has mandated the secretariat to reach out to Keshi and conclude the details of his contract," NFF spokesperson Emeka Iyama said.

"We expect that the signing would be next week so that he can resume work ahead of the fast-approaching 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series," he said.

Keshi's immediate task will be a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on September 7 between Nigeria and Rwanda.

South Africa and Sudan are also in the group with the top two qualifying for the finals in Morocco in January.

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