NFF agrees to pay Keshi, assistants salaries till June, Thursday

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Super Eagles Stephen Keshi will be paid his owed four months salary on Thursday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced.

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi
Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi

The NFF said Keshi’s four months arrears will be paid in order to ensure his concentration on the 2014 Fifa World Cup, Brazil in less than two months.

Chairman of the NFF media Committee, Chief Emeka Inyama also disclosed that the Federation has also concluded plans to pay another three months salaries ahead for Keshi and his coaching assistants.

“As I speak with you, the four months outstanding salaries for coaches of the Super Eagles have been processed for payment.

“The mandate was signed today as being confirmed by the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). They will get the alert tomorrow or next,” Inyama was quoted by Goal.

“Also the outstanding salaries of coaches of all national teams including those who are no longer with us are being processed and will be paid by next week at the latest.

“The Federal Government has approved some money but the money has to follow some processes before it is finally paid to us. That is what has delayed the payment of John Obuh’s salaries and the rest.

“The Nigeria Football Federation has also concluded arrangement to pay the salaries of Super Eagles’ coaches till the end of June this year to avoid any distractions.

“We did it for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa where we paid them three months ahead and it will also be done for the 2014 World Cup holding in Brazil this year.

“This is to avoid distraction; we want to give the coaches led by Stephen Keshi all the support, all the enablement for Keshi to deliver on his job,” he said.