Keshi to handle Eagles against Congo, South Africa
The agent of Stephen Keshi has claimed the coach has reached an agreement with the country’s sports minister to handle the Super Eagles next month so as to avert “a disaster.”
Nigeria hosts Congo on September 6 in Calabar and faces South Africa four days later in Cape Town in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, africanFootball.com reports.
Keshi’s manager Emmanuel Ado revealed to africanFootball.com that his brother has agreed to an appeal from federal government to return to his post to avert “disaster” in these matches while contract talks continue.
Talks with Keshi’s agents were at an advanced stage, but had stalled no thanks to the leadership tussle rocking Nigerian football.
“I want to announce that we have reached an agreement between Keshi and the minister of sports,” Ado told africanFootball.com.
“The agreement is all about Nigeria. And as a patriotic Nigerian, Keshi has no choice than to answer to the appeal of Mr. President.
“Talks will resume after the two matches, but my client and brother has agreed to take charge of the games, so as to avert any form of disaster.”
Sports minister Tammy Danagogo has not hidden his preference for the 52-year-old to continue as Nigeria coach after he guided the Super Eagles to the knockout stage of the World Cup in Brazil.
However, the general assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday in Abuja is expected to deliberate on the coach’s future with the team.