Reports have began to erupt from the Executive Committee meeting of the Nigeria Football Federation held in Abuja, Wednesday, particularly, on the impending re-signing of Coach Stephen Keshi as Super Eagles coach.
Sources said that the NFF expressed the desire to retain Keshi, the Chief Mike Umeh-led executive committee resolved to carry out a thorough appraisal of Nigeria’s participation at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup before opening talks with the former head coach of the Hawks of Togo. They have also asked Keshi to show interest in writing that he is interested in continuing his job.
Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi gives a press conference at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their Group F 2014 FIFA World Cup football match against Iran. AFP PHOTO
Stephen Keshi gives a press conference at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba on June 15, 2014, on the eve of their Group F 2014 FIFA World Cup football match against Iran.
“We want to do first things first,” a source disclosed, adding, “we would like Keshi to submit a comprehensive technical report on the team’s performance in Brazil, the players’ conduct, where we got it wrong and what we did right.
“It is only right to know what actually happened in Brazil. We should know these things so that we don’t repeat the same mistakes in future,” the source said.
To prove the executive committee’s resolve, our source said, unless this step was taken before Super Eagles’ next assignment, the exco is not in a hurry to re-engage Keshi.
“If these issues are not resolved before the commencement of the 2015 Afcon qualifiers, a coach from the technical department would be drafted to lead the team to the qualifiers,” our source contended.